Sarah Gabriel soprano
Christopher Glynn piano
Edward Dick director
Simon Butteriss translator

Poulenc La Voix Humaine

In the days before people dumped lovers by fax or on Facebook, a late night phone call tended to do the trick. Back in Poulenc’s 1959 Paris anyway, for this is what happens in his third and final opera, La Voix Humaine – where Jean Cocteau’s libretto presents the jilted woman’s side of the sorry tale in a dramatic monologue of great emotional range and power.

Sarah Gabriel’s fascinating, unorthodox career has taken her from being a political speech-writer to playing Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady at Paris’ Chatelet, a collaboration with Rambert Dance Company and her first feature film, Brigitte Rouan’s BAFTA nominated Tu honoreras ta mere.

Edward Dick is one of the UK’s most exciting young directors in the field of theatre, opera and film. Training initially with Cheek by Jowl, credits include Shakespeare for the Sydney Theatre Company and Shakespeare’s Globe, and opera productions for ROH2, Aldeburgh and Garsington.

La Voix Humaine from washmedia on Vimeo.

Click on the image above to watch a video about La Voix Humaine – promoting a new DVD featuring Felicity Lott, who performs in event M32 on Friday 12 July.

Sarah Gabriel’s performance of La Voix Humaine at Cheltenham Music Festival is a a brand new English translation.

The Clifford Taylor Young Artist Series


*Fees & Booking Info

Our booking fee

CF Ticketing charges a fee per booking to reflect the costs of providing the service which include card processing costs (for both credit and debit cards) as well as staffing, developing and maintaining the booking software and postage

Our booking fees are as follows:

  • Online sales £2.50
  • Telephone sales £2.50
  • In person card sales £1.50
    There is no fee for in person sales by cash

We endeavour to keep our booking fees as low as possible and charge on a per booking basis rather than a per ticket basis to ensure this. We also endeavour to ensure that our booking fees are clear before any transaction is completed.

For more information about your booking click here

All Music events

blog comments powered by Disqus