La Voix Humaine
“The telephone is sometimes more dangerous than the revolver, its tangled cord drains us of our strength, while giving us nothing in return.” - Jean Cocteau
Shattered by their break-up, a woman calls up her ex-lover. Pleading with the voice on the other end of the line, she sinks deeper and deeper into despair. With a touch of Hitchcock’s Rear Window, we watch the scene, and the woman herself, unravel.
Four of Melbourne’s finest emerging opera singers star in one of opera’s most powerful monologues, where a lonely woman lays bare the heartbreak of unrequited love. Adelaide Greenaway, April Foster, Bethany Eloise and Lara Vocisano take on the stark emotional honesty in a piece based on an original play by Jean Cocteau.
With its heartbreaking portrayal of a relationship’s breakdown, the intensely voyeuristic La Voix Humaine by Francis Poulenc is theatre at its most brutal.
Taking place in a series of tiny rooms, BK Opera has taken a 20th century opera classic and created a unique and visceral theatre experience. This is opera up-close, intimate and unrestrained.
Sung in French with English surtitles
Warning: Contains adult themes, themes of suicide