La Voix Humaine

La Voix Humaine

Trademark Television

“...the most stunningly creative piece of television this week”
The Sunday Express

“...a searing portrait of a woman spurned”
The Telegraph
BBC and the Royal Opera House present this new production of Poulenc's short opera La Voix Humaine, featuring soprano Danielle de Niese and shot on location in Paris and London, with music from the Royal Opera House Orchestra conducted by Antonio Pappano.

James Kent

Danielle de Niese

David Parfitt
Maurice Whitaker
Nikki Weston

Francis Poulenc (from the play by Jean Cocteau)

Laurie Rose

Originally based on Jean Cocteau's 1928 play, La Voix Humaine examines the change that the technology of the telephone was to bring to humans and how they conducted their relationships. Featuring only a single character, the woman known only as Elle, it has been regarded as a career-defining challenge and has attracted many actresses and singers since it was premiered.

La Voix Humane is a Trademark Films, Painted Doll and K418 Arts Production for BBC.

La Voix Humaine