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The Human Voice by Francis Poulenc

The Icelandic Opera

Brynhildur Guðjónsdóttir, director and stage director of The Human Voice by Francis Poulenc talks about the 84th production of the Icelandic Opera. The Human Voice is Brynhildur’s first production at the Icelandic Opera as a director.

The opera La Voix Humaine (The Human Voice) by the French composer Francis Poulenc is based on a play of the same name by Jean Cocteau. The opera is a lyrical tragedy in one act and describes a woman´s last phone call to her lover who has broken up with her after five years. We hear and see only her side of the conversation as she tries to come to terms with her monumental pain. This production of the Icelandic opera is unusual in it´s interpretation – here Elle, the main character, will be performed by the soprano Auður Gunnarsdóttir and the actress Elva Ósk Ólafsdóttir. Staging and directing is in the hands of Brynhildur Guðjónsdóttir.

Mannsröddin premieres Feburary 9, 2017.
To read more about the production or to purchase tickets press here.