Many of the most famous operas are set in times long passed, like ancient Rome or Greece. It takes quite the opera to be
able to be set in more modern times and yet still maintain the same mystique and magic that audiences expect from the opera.
One opera that manages to do just that is La Voix Humaine, which is why it has become a favorite opera show.
The story of La Voix Humaine is a voyeuristic look at the tragic end of a relationship. It is set in pre-war France, and
during that time, the phone system was existent, but not without bugs. In the opera, a woman is facing the fact that her longtime
lover is leaving her and marrying another, and she must say goodbye to him over the phone, which keeps getting cut off.
Any classic opera knows that there is as much tragedy in love stories as happiness, which is why few operas feature a happy
ending. Anyone who has ever had that last phone call with an ex-lover will be able to relate to the main characters in La
Voix Humaine. The raw emotion behind the phone call allows audiences to feel the depth of her pain. Don't miss this unforgettable