Myrsini Margariti - Maria Papapetropoulou - Maria Panourgia

“J’ai des yeux à la place des oreilles”
La voix humaine by Francis Poulenc, based on Jean Cocteau's monologue

“I’ve lived on you for five years,/ I spend my day waiting for you./ I think you’re dead when you are late,/ I die when I think of you as dead,/ I am revived when you come back,/ and then, when you are finally here,/ I die lest you leave…”

One of the most heart-rending works ever composed about the end of romantic love and the despair of being left, Francis Poulenc’s one-act opera, based on Cocteau’s La voix humaine (The Human Voice), will be presented for the first time at the Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus, in a bold directorial concept by Maria Panourgia. Five dancers/actors, each shut up inside his or her own telephone box, round up a cast led by soprano Myrsini Margariti, as fellow travellers throughout the heroine’s anguish and dreams. The set design will reflect the heroine’s emotional roller-coaster to the sounds of Maria Papapetropoulou’s piano.

With Greek and English surtitles

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