In Review: McIntyre's "La voix humaine" at Des Moines Metro Opera

02.21.2020

 

"Stage director Kristine McIntyre brought Poulenc’s one woman drama into the modern era with her own updated translation of the libretto. Performing the opera in English removed the need for surtitles, which let the audience focus on the drama. In addition to the telephone, McIntyre added in some new technologies such as a smartphone and tablet....In McIntyre’s version of the libretto, Elle might have more modes of communication available to her, but the sentiments remain the same. When a toxic relationship combines with technology, communication isn’t always a good thing."
-Schmopera

 

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