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LA VOIX HUMAINE

STARRING AMBER EVANS

By Francis Poulenc and Jean Cocteau
Presented by Queensland Cabaret Festival

50 minutes. One act. Opera meets cabaret to tell a deeply human story.

Originally penned by poet and film director Jean Cocteau in 1927, La Voix Humaine (The Human Voice) has inspired numerous retellings. This version is Francis Poulenc’s thrilling one-act opera, featuring solo soprano Amber Evans.

Lying alone in her apartment, a young woman waits for a telephone call from her ex. Several wrong numbers come through first, and each time she answers with increasing excitement, until finally she hears the voice she wants to.

Evans brings a tour de force performance, showing her extraordinary gift for passionate and expressive interpretation, in this thrilling reimaging where opera meets cabaret to tell a deeply human story.

 

 

“This was a performance of breathtaking quality, expressiveness, and tone.” – Limelight Magazine

“Evan’s voice and performance is nuanced and emotional to watch.” – Broadway Baby (Edinburgh Fringe)

“… a treat to watch and hear. Her voice has crystalline quality, without strain or stridency.” – NY Concert Review

 

Please note: In line with Queensland Health regulations, all patrons and visitors at Metro Arts will be required to be fully vaccinated. Proof must be presented on entry to venue staff. Find out more.

DATES

Fri 11 Mar

TIMES

7pm

VENUE

New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

Standard (Theatre Seat) $35 + booking fee
Concession (Theatre Seat) $32 + booking fee

Standard (Cabaret Table) $45 + booking fee
Concession (Cabaret Table) $42 + booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

DURATION

50 min

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for ages 15+

 

THE ARTISTS

Amber Evans is an Australian vocalist, conductor and composer. She regularly performs as an early music soloist, chamber ensemble vocalist, and contemporary opera/vocal specialist, with consistent touring engagements in Australia, the US and the UK. Winner of the inaugural US Dwight and Ursula Mamlok Advancement Award for the interpretation of contemporary music, she is committed to the vital artistic collaboration with composers to thoughtfully contribute to the musical canon of the present day.

Amber is the newly appointed inaugural lecturer for aural studies at the Young Conservatorium, stepped in as assistant conductor for The Australian Voices, established the vocal sextet Formant, and continues to engage in ongoing online projects with composers and artists in the US and UK.

 

Amber Evans Vocalist

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Queensland Cabaret Festival is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Brisbane City Council.

Please note: In line with Queensland Health regulations, as of 17 December all patrons and visitors at Metro Arts will be required to be fully vaccinated. Find out more.