La voix humaine

Gulbenkian Orchestra / Lorenzo Viotti

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Marina Viotti was a finalist in the Operalia competition in 2018 and was awarded “Best Young Singer of the Year” in London in 2019. Conducted by her brother, Lorenzo Viotti, she will make her Gulbenkian Música debut by embodying the protagonist of the lyrical tragedy La Voix Humaine (1958) by Francis Poulenc. This famous operatic monologue, in which a betrayed woman talks for the last time on the phone with her lover, trying to reverse her sentimental drama, was also the highlight of a happy artistic encounter between Poulenc and the author of the monodrama, his friend Jean Cocteau.



Gulbenkian Orchestra
Lorenzo Viotti Conductor
Marina Viotti Mezzo-Soprano
Vincent Huguet Staging
Clémence Pernoud Costumes*
Pedro Santos Lighting design
Joana Cornelsen Hair and make-up
Bárbara Magalhães Costumes assistant
Ricardo Junceiro Props
Inês Mesquita Accompanist

Frederick Loewe 
Overture from My Fair Lady 

Edith Piaf 
Mon Dieu 

Erik Satie 
Je te veux 

Norbert Glanzberg 
Padam Padam 

Francis Poulenc 
La voix humaine

Francis Poulenc 
Salve Regina 

Charlie Chaplin 
Smile (arr. Klaas-Jan de Groot)

*Special thanks to Julien Fournié Haute Couture.

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