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11 February 2023

La Voix Humaine

Francis Poulenc

La Voix Humaine

‘La Voix Humaine’ a one act opera by Poulenc based on a play of the same name written by Jean Cocteau, who directed the first production in 1959.

‘La Voix Humaine’ is the story of a woman who receives a phone call from her lover. Over the course of 50 minutes, her life unravels as he tells her he is in love with someone else and ends their relationship.  Soprano Mary McCabe and pianist David Quigley will perform this staged opera in the round in the historic Throne Room in Hillsborough Castle.

This event will launch NI Opera’s new Salon Series: six one act productions featuring opera, art song, cabaret and music theatre, which will be performed in spectacular locations around Northern Ireland during 2023.

‘Impressive Poulenc inaugurates Northern Ireland Opera’s Salon Series’: Read the review of our first performance in ‘Seen and Heard International’ by clicking here.

  • This opera will be performed in French with an English translation provided with the programme.
  • Running time 50 minutes.








Mary McCabe

David Quigley

Creative Team

Cameron Menzies

Hair and Make-Up
Nuala Campbell