Hello! La voix humaine
A one act opera
Breaking up, hanging up, when is the end, the end?
- 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
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
"Everyone should see this show "
(boy 16 yrs)
“We laughed and we cried ”
"This really is dramatic material "
"A really fantastic Opera,
…and my eyes to water over."
"I know everything about
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• 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.