La Voix Humaine – World Premiere

Fri 22 Mar 8.00pm
£8, conc. £6
Ciné Lumière

2011 | UK | with Dame Felicity Lott (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)

In partnership with Champs Hill Records, It’s All About Piano! is delighted to present a new film of La Voix Humaine, a one-act opera for one character by Francis Poulenc, based on Jean Cocteau’s 1930 play. Although the opera was first staged in 1959, this is the very first recording of Poulenc’s masterpiece in its piano version. This event features Dame Felicity Lott and Graham Johnson. It commemorates the 50th anniversary of the deaths of Poulenc and Cocteau this year.

Followed by a Q&A with Dame Felicity Lott and Graham Johnson, led by James Jolly, Radio 3 presenter and editor-in-chief of Gramophone. The DVD will be on sale at the end of the screening.