Poulenc Double Bill, 2022

Poulenc Double Bill, 2022

Our Poulenc Double Bill is the Opera of the Month for October 2022.

Director Laurent Pelly joins conductor Robin Ticciati for a French double-bill that opens with tragic heartbreak and ends with a riotous, surreal comedy.

Extra content - get insights into both halves of the double bill – to explore La Voix humaine, Alexandra talks to Director Laurent Pelly and mezzo-soprano Stéphanie d’Oustrac who plays Elle, and meets with chorus director Aidan Oliver and set designer Caroline Ginet to discuss Les Mamelles de Tirésias.

A brand new production from Festival 2022.

Phots: Bill Cooper

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Poulenc Double Bill, 2022
  • La Voix humaine - full opera

    La Voix humaine is opera distilled down to its essence: a musical monologue of searing intensity. Alone in her apartment, a woman talks to her former lover on the telephone. She teases, flirts, promises, lies and pleads. Finally, telling him again and again that she loves him, she drops the recei...

  • Les Mamelles de Tirésias - full opera

    Les Mamelles de Tirésias is a giddy romp of an opera that throws questions of politics, gender and society up into the air and watches them shatter into hundreds of glittering pieces. Frustrated with her life as a housewife, Thérèse transforms herself into a man and heads out into the world, leav...

  • La Voix humaine: explore with Alexandra

    Opera Specialist Alexandra Coghlan talks to Director Laurent Pelly and mezzo-soprano Stéphanie d’Oustrac who plays Elle to explore Poulenc's La Voix humaine.

  • Les Mamelles de Tirésias: explore with Alexandra

    Opera Specialist Alexandra Coghlan talks to chorus director Aidan Oliver and set designer Caroline Ginet to explore Poulenc's Les Mamelles de Tirésias.

  • La Voix humaine - trailer

    Poulenc’s La Voix humaine is opera distilled down to its essence: a musical monologue of searing intensity.

  • Les Mamelles de Tirésias - trailer

    Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tirésias is a giddy romp of an opera that throws questions of politics, gender and society up into the air and watches them shatter into hundreds of glittering pieces.