Against the Grain (AtG) is hanging up on fachs with Gay Paree – a gender-bent reimagining of Francis Poulenc’s one-woman show La voix humaine.
AtG asks: How does this system limit our ability to breathe new life into established pieces?
As the first project for our AtG Incubator initiative, (La) voix humaine explores the potential of the human voice by co-opting a well-established soprano role to challenge depictions of masculinity in the operatic canon. The project was proposed by Tenor Jacques Arsenault who has been paired with AtG Musical Director, Topher Mokrzewski and Stage Director, Aria Umezawa. Arsenault will reframe the role of Elle as Lui, and portray the grief, angst, and neurosis of a man confronting his ex-lover over the phone.
Join AtG at Gallery 345 on February 16, 8:00PM to get a glimpse into the creative process of this new exploration, which seeks to demonstrate that just like the human voice, opera’s ability to tell compelling and relevant stories is limitless.
Tickets are $35, and are all General Admission. Tickets may be available to purchase at the door while quantities last. There will be a cash bar. This venue may be accessible for all patrons. Please write to [email protected] with any accessibility requests, questions or concerns.