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The Human Voice

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...


October 24–25


Sat 24 Oct, 6pm & 8pm; Sun 25 Oct, 6pm & 8pm (50 mins)


Nelson & suburbs


Rutherford Hotel Nelson
Trafalgar Square

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Contains adult themes

Tickets from Eventfinda ph. 0800 BUY TIX (289 849).


Ph. +64 (0)21 555 473

Additional Info

Official Website


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