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The Dallas Opera Presents

Pulcinella /La voix humaine

April 3, 4, 5, 8, 2020 Winspear Opera House

2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201

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Pulcinella

One hundred years ago, uber Impresario Sergei Diaghilev commissioned a ballet with song—a comedy with music by Igor Stravinsky and sets by Pablo Picasso. The result was a unique and glittering artistic gem—-Pulcinella—-the tale of a mercurial rogue who constantly interrupts other people’s romances because the ladies can’t resist him!

The Dallas Opera celebrates the 1920 premiere with a new production in collaboration with the Dallas Black Dance Theatre), a company that “again and again proves its place in contemporary dance.” (The Washington Post) Enjoy dancers internationally praised for their artistic excellence, versatility, and explosive energy—and three brilliant young singers:

Sung in Italian with English supertitles

La voix humaine (The Human Voice)

La voix humaine (The Human Voice)
Experience this extraordinary one-woman show that is dramatically riveting, emotionally raw, and achingly personal. Poulenc’s setting of Jean Cocteau’s famous drama (played on stage by actresses including Ingrid Bergman) takes audiences to a place where they are eavesdroppers and voyeurs. “Racette raises the emotional ante is every portrayal” ….as Elle, “she is mesmerizing from first to last, drawing us into her character’s increasing distress…as her life unravels around her.” – Chicago Tribune

Elle, the tragic heroine, is having one final phone call with her callous and longtime lover, who is abandoning her for another. Her voice is all we hear of their conversation—and from feigned indifference to panic and despair, her every emotion is searingly conveyed. Expect a tour-de-force performance from Patricia Racette, one of the world’s greatest singing actresses.

Production by The Dallas Opera

Sung in French with English supertitles
PG-13

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