Hello!  La voix humaine

A one act opera

 

Breaking up, hanging up, when is the end, the end?

 

- Hello?

- Please Madame, would you please hang up.

 

A telephone conversation.

 

Communicating the words, telling a story,
the sounds of the story, a version of a story. 
Silence. What might it mean?
What might have been?
What did she hear, what did he wish to hear?
What did she never hear again?

 

Messages we can’t hear but feel,

where is the space beyond words?

 

In this collaboration opera is brought together
with mask theatre.

 

An adaptation of : ‘La Voix Humaine’

Written by: Jean Cocteau

Music by: Francis Poulenc

 

Mezzo-soprano: Hege Høisæter

Pianist: Andrea Secchi

Mask maker and play: Freya Stang

Directed by: Freya Stang, Jose Maria Lopez, Hege Høisæter

Scenic silks: Soraya Touat

Lighting and technical support: Jose Maria Lopez

Own translation: special thanks Didier Peigle

'Hello' in pre-production at Øvingshotellet, Oslo.

Lighting design:  Jose Maria Lopez

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graphic, web design, gif animations and music: Elisabeth Mazauric liz-graphicdesign.comphotos: © Christine Jouneau

• Dave Pickens • Elisabeth Mazauric • Freya Stang • Jenine Collocott Warren  • Joyce Majiski • Lily Fossard • Stefano Borgi

• Thierry Augereau • Hege Høisæter : © photos by  Peter Madai, Sciarrino-photo, Jörg Wiesner, Erik Berg.