February 23, 2019
3 One Act Operas
A Hand of Bridge by Samuel Barber
The Telephone by Gian Carlo Menotti
The Human Voice by Francis Poulenc
Three One-Act Operas is an ambitious performance of three short contemporary operas in English including comedies “A Hand of Bridge” by Samuel Barber for card-playing vocal quartet and “The Telephone” by Gian Carlo Menotti, about a woman on the phone and oblivious to her boyfriend’s advances.
The third is “The Human Voice” by Francis Poulenc, a forty-minute dark drama on the telephone for soprano soloist. Rachel Hanauer and Chelsea Swan are stage directors (and performers), Jean Maxon on piano. This hour-long performance will certainly make you reminisce about the 1950s!