Date: Saturday, 12 May to Sunday, 13 May
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Venue: Victoria Concert Hall
Website: Visit Site
“This line, this is the last thing that binds me to us…”
La Voix Humaine (The Human Voice) by Francis Poulenc, is a tour de force for solo soprano, that has enthralled audiences around the world for more than half a century.
Alone in her bedroom, Elle clings on to her ex-lover’s every last word on the telephone. Flirting, pleading, manipulating and threatening suicide, she does everything she can to keep him on the line on the eve of his wedding.
Ivan Heng, Cultural Medallion Winner, dusts off and strips down this opera classic, to present an insightful, startling, theatrical roller-coaster ride of emotions.
Starring internationally acclaimed soprano Jennifer Lien and renowned pianist Shane Thio, with stunning visuals by multimedia artist Brian Gothong Tan, La Voix Humaine shines light on love and loss in a production for our times.
When our relationships are as much enabled as they are limited by technology, breaking up is hard to do.
‘Camp and hysterical, yes – but also painfully and intimately moving. We’ve all been there, haven’t we?’
– The Telegraph
Jennifer Lien, soprano
Shane Thio, piano
Ivan Heng, direction & set design
Brian Gothong Tan, multimedia & set design
Suven Chan, lighting design
Goh Lai Chan, costume design
Mirabel Neo, stage manager
artfactory, set coordinator
Ashley Lim, hair
Bobbie Ng (of The Make Up Room), makeup
Saturday 12 May - 7:30pm
Sunday 13 May - 4:00pm
Duration: 45 minutes
Sung in French, with English surtitles