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Saturday 24th-Sunday 25th October 2020
An unflinching examination of the human condition in 45 minutes you cannot look away from.
Written in the middle of the last century by two enfants terribles of the French art scene, Poulenc and Cocteau, The Human Voice is an uncompromising performance that challenges the audience to play detective in unravelling lies both spoken and unspoken.
This site-specific production will take place inside a hotel room, bringing audiences within inches both physically and emotionally to the performer. A woman waits for the phone to ring. To talk to her ex-lover one more time. This is a tale of love stripped back, the lies we tell to others and ourselves, an unflinching examination of the human condition in 45 minutes of drama you cannot look away from.
The opera will be performed by two of Australasia’s finest sopranos, Amanda Atlas and Fiona McAndrew.
Composed by Francis Poulenc
Libretto by Jean Cocteau
Directed by Thomas de Mallet Burgess
Performed by Amanda Atlas / Fiona McAndrew (alternating)
Piano/Music Director David Kelly
Contains adult themes pertaining to mental health.
For more information on this production, visit https://www.nelsonartsfesti...
Sat 24 Oct, 6pm & 8pm; Sun 25 Oct, 6pm & 8pm (50 mins)
Nelson & suburbs
Rutherford Hotel Nelson
Contains adult themes
Tickets from Eventfinda ph. 0800 BUY TIX (289 849).
Ph. +64 (0)21 555 473