"... the most outstanding performance I have seen in years!"
Francis Poulenc's La Voix Humaine, based on the play by Cocteau, will be presented in a live-streamed format featuring soprano Rebecca Achtenberg and directed by Rory Willats. The work depicts the emotionally fraught last phone call of a young woman with her ex-lover. By turns lyrical, clever, sarcastic, and intensely dramatic, the work speaks directly to the alienation we face as a society separated in space and only imperfectly connected through technology.
February 13 at 7:00pm
We will kick off the performance with a very special conversation, "The Making of La voix", with our star, director, and music director.
"This production was fantastic! I was so pleasantly surprised, and I enjoyed it even more than I expected. Your vision was beautifully communicated--Bravi tutti!"
"Rebecca is a star. Bravo, all."
"I felt privileged to see this superb performance. Rebecca Achtenberg is a wonderfully talented singer and actor."
"What a breathtaking performance. The soprano and the piano were beautiful. Not only was her voice beautiful, but the performance was so captivating, I was in tears and in pain for her. Thank you for such a wonderful evening."
"Beautiful and impressive performance!"
"Rebecca’s voice is beautiful! Her stage presence......her ability to sing in one voice and help us to know what the other voice might be saying.......she was brilliant!"
"Very creative performance. Lovely, compelling, expressive vocalization."