France in the 1950s, a crossed line and we eavesdrop on a stylish and sophisticated woman making her final call to the man who kept her as a mistress.
Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine is a telephonic opera, a monologue of emotional power and poignancy that demands much from its performer. Dame Felicity Lott is one of Britain’s best-loved sopranos and described as a flawless performer of the French language. In opera, her portrayals of the Strauss and Mozart roles in particular have led to critical acclaim. Dame Felicity has appeared on the major recital platforms of the world and is a founder member of The Songmakers’ Almanac.