Opera Philadelphia presents Ne Quittez Pas (A Reimagined La voix humaine)

Date: 
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 8:00pm - Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 8:00pm
Location: 
Theatre of the Living Arts 334 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
United States

An elegant woman in her cluttered bedroom answers a phone call from her lover, who is about to leave her. In this final conversation, she attempts to win him back by going from tenderness to passion, from threats of her own suicide to calm, from regrets to fits of violence.

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.”

Categories
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Arts & Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Literature
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Education
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Community Arts
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Theater/Performance
Topic: 
Folk Arts/Culture
Global Region: 
Europe
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French
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North America
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American (United States)