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Fans of French opera, Edith Piaf or Dorothy Parker.
Starring Anna Caterina AntonacciAccompanied by Donald Sulzen
Anna Caterina Antonacci returns in an intimate performance featuring a selection of French art songs and Poulenc’s one-woman opera La Voix humaine. In this explosive work, Antonacci is “alternately cajoling, charming, frantic and exhausted,” (The New York Times) as a desperate woman on the phone with her soon-to-be ex-lover.
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Read the SFCV review of La Voix humaine
"Her expressive, rich-toned soprano sounded alternately urgent, seductive, charming and desperate...her Elle manages to illuminate the depths of her obsession without going over the top."–East Bay Times
"[Anna Caterina Antonacci] cloaked Poulenc's vocal lines in an expressive sheen...found and explored minute gradations in the character's pain." –San Francisco Chronicle
"Antonacci, who has been performing La Voix humaine for several years, gave a mesmerizing performance in all respects."–San Francisco Classical Voice
"Debussy's 'Chansons de Bilitis' got a sensuous rendition, all sinuous melody and shimmery vocal color." –San Francisco Chronicle
Read about Francis Poulenc and La Voix humaine.
An interview with Anna Caterina Antonacci
BERLIOZ: La mort d’Ophélie, Op. 18, No. 2
DEBUSSY: Chansons de Bilitis
POULENC: La fraîcheur et le feu
POULENC: La Voix humaine