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Anne-Sophie Schmidt in La Voix Humaine

La Voix Humaine

2003 NR

Desperate to persuade her boyfriend not to leave her, an emotional woman (Anne-Sophie Schmidt) pleads with him in a lengthy phone conversation in this opera conducted by Pierre Jourdan. The story comes from the mind of renowned writer and filmmaker Jean Cocteau, with composer Francis Poulenc behind the music, a tumultuous score that perfectly expresses the woman's tension, torment and swiftly shifting moods throughout the dramatic call.