La Voix Humaine & Frauenliebe und -leben
AboutJonathan Danciger’s production of Poulenc’s 'La Voix Humaine', starring Sofia Kirwan-Baez and accompanied by Alex Norton, received critical acclaim in its most recent European Tour. After sell-out shows in France in 2022, Danciger’s radical take on this one-woman masterpiece comes to the Cumbria Opera Festival, paired with a staged version of Schumann’s 'Frauenliebe und -leben'. Linked by themes of isolation, loneliness, and love, these two masterpieces combine to create a fascinating evening.
"Sofia Kirwan-Baez's pure voice has reached a remarkable maturity and the quality of her diction, as well as her acting, made this evening an exceptional moment. The staging by Jonathan Danciger serves the opera remarkably well. The spectator is completely enveloped by the words sung, and the loneliness of the woman on stage is all the more poignant.” - Dominique Lelantalet, Excit'Oeil, 2022
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