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La voix humaine & The Bear

Francis Poulenc / William Walton

A double bill of one-act operas dealing with large issues on a small scale. In La voix humaine, a breakup leads to tragedy, while in The Bear two people unexpectedly find each other. An evening with both heartache and liberating laughter.

A woman and a phone - the trappings of the first one-act opera are minimal and yet the one-sided conversation the audience is privy to reveals the full story of our heroine's unrequited love and tragic fate. Emotions are further emphasized by Francis Poulenc's melodic score. La voix humaine is one of the true little gems of 20th century opera.

When the widow Popova meets her creditor Smirnov, surprising facts are unveiled about her dead husband. Based on a play by Anton Chekhov, The Bear is an intense one-act opera, carried with comic and tender prowess by William Walton's music.

Duration 2 h 10 min, 1 intermission
Performed in Finnish
 
 

IhmiseLa voix humaine

Francis Poulenc

  • Conductor Kurt Kopecky
  • Director Jere Erkkilä
  • Sets Anna Kontek
  • Costumes Anna Kontek
  • Lighting design Vesa Pohjolainen
 

The Bear

William Walton

  • Conductor John Storgårds / Kurt Kopecky
  • Director Ville Saukkonen
  • Sets Anna Kontek
  • Costumes Anna Kontek
  • Lighting design Vesa Pohjolainen
 

IhmiseLa voix humaine

The Bear

Show time: Thu 28 Aug 2014 19:00

Francis Poulenc

IhmiseLa voix humaine

William Walton

The Bear

Show time: Fri 29 Aug 2014 19:00

Francis Poulenc

IhmiseLa voix humaine

William Walton

The Bear

Show time: Sat 30 Aug 2014 19:00

Francis Poulenc

IhmiseLa voix humaine

William Walton

The Bear

Show time: Thu 4 Sep 2014 19:00

Francis Poulenc

IhmiseLa voix humaine

William Walton

The Bear

 

La voix humaine & The Bear

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La voix humaine & The Bear