Two Great Operas - One Fantastic Night Out!
LA VOIX HUMAINE | GIANNI SCHICCHI
Saturday, February 13 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 14 2:00 PM
Friday, February 19 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 21 2:30 PM
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.
La Voix Humaine and Gianni Schicchi - February 2021
February 5 2021Harrison Opera House 8:00pm
February 7 2021Harrison Opera House 2:30pm
February 9 2021Harrison Opera House 7:30pm
February 13 2021George Mason University Center for the Arts 8:00pm
February 14 2021George Mason University Center for the Arts 2:00pm
February 19 2021Dominion Energy Center 8:00pm
February 21 2021Dominion Energy Center 2:30pm