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May 19, 2022
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“La voix humaine” coming to Bucharest

The Bucharest Odeon Theatre will host on February 4 and 5 two presentations of the Paris Louis-Jouvet Theatre’s production of “La voix humaine”, composed by Francis Poulenc to a libretto by Jean Coc­teau, Mediafax reports. “Le voix humaine” is a tragedy in one act written by Jean Cocteau in 1928, turned into an opera by composer Francis Poulenc in 1958. It is the story of a break-up over the phone, seen exclusively from the vantage-point of the woman being left by the man she loves. Cocteau’s purpose in writing the play was to shock the elites by offering them “a scandal of the banal”. The cruelty of the play lies precisely in the arbitrary quality of the break-up. The show is brought to Bucharest by the French Embassy and the French Institute, in collaboration with the Odeon Theatre.

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