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by Francis Poulenc (1958) – Based on the play of the same name by Jean Cocteau
Content Warning: This opera contains a portrayal of suicide.
Cast & Creative Team
Alexandra Wiebe – Elle
Frances Thielmann – Musical Preparation/Piano
Valerie Kuinka – Drama Coach
Adam Jules – Lighting Designer
Elizabeth Schieman – Stage Manager
At the heart of this tale lies a woman’s poignant final phone call with her once-beloved, now enamoured by another. In their conversation, a startling revelation emerges – the woman’s haunting admission of a suicide attempt triggered by her lover’s abandonment.