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LA VOIX HUMAINE | GIANNI SCHICCHI

Norfolk

Friday, February 5 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 7 2:30 PM
Tuesday, February 9 7:30 PM

Fairfax

Saturday, February 13 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 14 2:00 PM

Richmond

Friday, February 19 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 21 2:30 PM

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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

The orchestra for this production is provided by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

Join Dr. Glenn Winters for his “Opera Up Close” pre-curtain talk forty-five minutes before each performance for his informative and entertaining insights on each production.

Cast & Crew

Adam Turner, conductor
Keturah Stickann, director

Jessica E. Jones, Elle in La Voix Humaine and Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi
Troy Cook, Gianni Schicchi
Benjamin Werley, Rinuccio

La Voix Humaine and Gianni Schicchi - February 2021