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About Pulcinella / La voix humaine

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!

Dance…. Song…and an irresistible rogue!

The Dallas Opera celebrates the 1920 premiere with a new production in collaboration with the Dallas Black Dance Theatre. Enjoy dancers internationally praised for their artistic excellence, versatility, and explosive energy—and three brilliant young singers.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles

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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.

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.

Sung in French with English supertitles

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Winspear Opera House

2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201

4/3 - 4/8

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