June 5-7, 2015
In Poulenc’s La voix humaine, a desperate woman is shunned by her lover over the phone and stumbles through a minefield of emotions towards an uncertain fate. This captivating, 40-minute monodrama is performed in French with English surtitles.
In the powerful and gut-wrenching Pagliacci, Canio and Nedda are members of a traveling troupe of players and also husband and wife, but Nedda yearns to escape with her secret lover. In the end, Canio creates his own tragic ending. Sung in Italian with English surtitles, this production is a collaboration with The Ohio State University and performed with the Columbus Symphony.
Photo credit: Randall L. Schieber