La Voix humaine – Story of an Abandoned Woman

19252_296181456071_5067468_nFrancis Poulenc’s touching monologue opera La Voix humaine is performed in Aino Ackté’s Chamber Music Festival in Helsinki.

The opera is based on Jean Cocteau’s play and it’s premiere took place in Paris year 1959.

This is a story of a woman whose five-year-long relationship has ended only a few days earlier: her lover has left her in order to get engaged with his new crush. The woman tries all possible ways from flattering and luring to blackmailing and threatening  to get the love of her life back. The whole opera is heard as a telephone conversation, and the audience can hear only the woman’s lines.

The opera is performed in Agricola Club on the 5th of August at 7 pm. Further information: www.ainoacktenhuvila.fi