World renowned soprano Kathleen Brett stars in Francis Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine
La Voix Humaine is a short, 45 minute, one act opera totally involved with a woman making one last phone call to her lover who’s getting married the next day.
Brett says is complex and fascinating, “What sustains her in the opera is his voice. Knowing that when she hangs up she may never ever hear him again. We see her heart breaking throughout the course of the opera.”
Brett has performed extensively throughout Europe and the America’s, including at the Royal Opera Covent Gardens, La Opera de Monte Carlo, San Francisco Opera & the New York City Opera.
Accompaniment for the performance is provided by pianist Robert Holliston, “It’s very much, it’s duet really, to work so closely & intricately together for the pauses, because we only hear the one side of the conversation.”
Say Brett, “…. It’s challenging & it’s complex & it’s interesting, a part like none other I’ve ever done.”
La Voix Humaine kicks off May 12th and runs through the 22nd at Pacific Opera’s Baumann Centre on Balmoral in Victoria.