September 30, 2018 8:00PM
New Production & Company Premiere
Part of Festival O18
Music by Francis Poulenc
Libretto by Jean Cocteau
Based on the play by Jean Cocteau
Performed in French with English supertitles
Patricia Racette is "the most fearless woman in opera."—Los Angeles Times
James Darrah is "an incredibly ingenious, creative and talented director."—Huffington Post
This site-specific production begins with an intimate performance of French art and cabaret songs, followed by one of opera’s most powerful monodramas, La voix humaine, in which a lonely woman lays bare the heartbreak of unrequited love. This reimagined staging brings new perspective to a work once described by Poulenc himself as “a musical confession.”
Major support for Ne Quittez Pas: A Reimagined La voix humaine has been provided by the William Penn Foundation.
Made possible by an OPERA America Innovation Grant, supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.
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