LVH La Voix Humaine
A co-production between Wales Millennium Centre and Welsh National Opera commissioned for Festival of Voice 2016.
David Pountney Director
Claire Booth Soprano
Christopher Glynn Recorded piano
Mathilde Lopez Assistant Director
Francis Poulenc Music
Jean Cocteau Lyrics
English translation by Richard Stokes
© Ed. Ricordi S.A.
A woman is on the phone to her lover who is ending their relationship. Her devastation unfolds before our eyes as we, the audience, eavesdrop on her despair in the confines of her home.
Taking place in an apartment in Bath, Director David Pountney has taken a 20th century opera classic and created an intense theatrical experience. La voix humaine is opera up-close, intimate and unrestrained.
LOCATION: Bath Townhouse, 19 St James's Parade, Bath, BA1 1UL
The subject matter involves suicide and both drugs and alcohol are incorporated in the performance.