Francis Poulenc’s heartbreaking one act opera for soprano and piano tells the story of Elle, alone in her apartment, waiting for her lover to telephone for the last time. Performed by the remarkable soprano, Mercedes Gancedo, with our Festival Co-Artistic Director, the renowned pianist Julius Drake, it is fifty minutes of extraordinary intensity, elation and despair.

Poulenc La Voix Humaine

Mercedes Gancedo soprano
Julius Drake piano