MAZEPPA by Tchaikovsky
"If it at first it seemed a little foolhardy to mount such a big work on a small scale, any doubts were quickly laid to rest right from the opening women's chorus. You could just sit back, forget the spectacle and concentrate on Tchaikovsky's luscious vocal writing."

Wayne Gooding, OPERA CANADA

2021 SEASON


Online Presentation

One Act Play by JEAN COCTEAU
The Voice

One Act Opera by FRANCIS POULENC
La voix

Friday, February 5, 2021 to
February 19, 2021


FRANCESCO CILEA
Adriana Lecouvreur
An italian Opera

Streaming
Friday, June 18, 2021 to
July 2, 2021


 

 

 

 

 

A Double-bill Online Presentation
A monodrama written by Jean Cocteau in 1928 and based on this play, a forty minute one-act opera for soprano composed by Francis Poulenc in 1958.

One Act Play by JEAN COCTEAU
The Voice
in English
Featuring
Chilina Kennedy (Bio)

One Act Opera by FRANCIS POULENC
La voix
in FRENCH with ENGLISH SUbtitles
Featuring
Miriam Khalil, Soprano(Bio)
Narmina Afandiyeva (Bio), Music Director and Pianist

Streaming: Friday, February 5, 2021 to Friday, February 19, 2021
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SYNOPSIS

Lying alone in her apartment, a young woman waits for a telephone call from her ex-lover. Several wrong numbers come through first, and each time she answers with increasing excitement, until finally she hears the voice she wants to. Through a series of anxiety-laden moments when the telephone call drops, she gradually reveals that she tried to commit suicide the previous night. She called her friend who arrived with the doctor and kept her safe. She has been spending a lot of time with the telephone since their separation.

Over the telephone she can hear music playing in the background and accuses her ex of being with someone else, to which he does not respond. The final time he calls back, she tells him she has wrapped the telephone cord around her neck, and falls to the bed repeating that she loves him.