Due to the ongoing pandemic, all performance dates are subject to change
One of the most heartbreaking works ever composed about the end of love and the desperation of abandonment, Francis Poulenc’s one-act opera, based on Cocteau’s La voix humaine, will be presented for the first time at the Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus, in a bold directorial concept by Maria Panourgia. Five dancers/actors, each of them shut up inside his or her own telephone box, round up a cast led by soprano Myrsini Margariti, as fellow passengers throughout the heroine’s anguish and dreams. The set design will reflect the heroines’ emotional ups and downs to the sounds of Maria Papapetropoulou’s piano.
Directed by Maria Panourgia
Dramaturgy consultant: Yannis Konstantinidis
Set design: Myrto Lambrou
Costume design: Ioanna Tsami
Lighting design: Eliza Alexandropoulou
Movement: Zoe Chatziantoniou
Assistant director: Giorgos Papadakis
Cast: Myrsini Margariti (soprano), Maria Papapetropoulou (piano)
Chorus: Alexandra Delitheou, Alexandros Laskaratos, Fidel Talamboukas, Ainias Tsamatis, Stella Vogiatzaki
Marios Ploritis’ translation used in surtitles courtesy of Megaron - Athens Concert Hall
La voix humaine / Music: Francis Poulenc / Text: Jean Cocteau © Ed. Durand
As part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2020. Francis Poulenc’s one-act opera, based on Cocteau’s La voix humaine, will be presented in a bold directorial concept by Maria Panourgia.
To be announced.