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La Voix Humaine & Gianni Schicchi

February 21, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The desperate tale of a wounded Confederate deserter’s struggle to reach his beloved home and wife after the

Breaking up is hard to do! Francis Poulenc’s intimate one-act, one-soprano operatic adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s 1928 play La Voix Humaine manages to grab hold of that truth by its very soul. A young woman, a one-sided phone conversation, La Voix allows us to eavesdrop as the agony of love lost is fully illuminated in a spotlight shone on a single human heart.

La Voix Humaine is sung in French with English Supertitles

Is true love even possible? In the case of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, yes—as long as you are willing to pose as a dead guy and falsify some documents to smooth the way. But, of course, when has the path of true love ever been smooth, much less with a will in the mix. Gianni Schicchi treats audiences to twists, turns and more than a few laughs along the way, and includes one of Puccini’s most beloved and breathtaking arias: “O mio babbino caro” (Google it and see!).

Gianni Schicchi is sung in Italian with English Supertitles

Details

Date:
February 21, 2021
Time:
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Venue

Dominion Energy Center
600 E. Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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