Entries from THE DRESSING tagged with 'Jean Cocteau'

The Human Voice: Poulenc via Cocteau

This year, the Castleton Festival offers Francis Poulenc's one-act opera La Voix Humaine (The Human Voice) in combination with the Jean Cocteau play with the same name that inspired the opera. On July 20, 2013, the Dresser saw Dietlinde Turban Maazel play Elle (She) in the Cocteau play presented in English translation and American lyric soprano Jennifer Black sing the role of Elle in the Poulenc opera presented in the original French. The play and the opera are a one-person monologue where a woman is talking on a party-line phone mostly to her lover. The two-part program running 90 minutes...

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