Voix Humaine and Suor Angelica

Only one person appears on stage in Francis Poulenc’s 1959 monodrama Voix Humaine, but the woman’s desperate intensity is as mesmerizing as a cast of hundreds. Jilted by phone, she attempts to keep her lover on the line as long as possible, despite countless interruptions. Also on this Seattle Opera double bill is Suor Angelica, Giacomo Puccini’s 1918 opera about a pious woman who chooses death over rejection by her family.

May 4-18

 

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