La Voix Humaine starring Amber Evans

Event Description

Unfortunately, due to the current impact of the recent floods on members of La Voix Humaine’s creative team, this show will no longer be going ahead as part of this week’s Cabfest ‘22 program.

Lying alone in her apartment, a young woman waits for a telephone call from her ex. Several wrong numbers come through first, and each time she answers with increasing excitement, until finally she hears the voice she wants to.

La Voix Humaine (The Human Voice) Francis Poulenc’s one-act opera for solo soprano, is an intense retelling of Jean Cocteau’s play of the same name. It offers a pertinent theatrical and musical examination of somebody struggling with their mental health after a difficult break up, and the importance of communication.

With Amber’s extraordinary gift for passionate and expressive interpretation, she gives a tour de force performance of this singular piece of theatre where opera meets cabaret to tell a deeply human story.

” With boundless energy, both on and offstage, she is personality-plus, and a treat to watch and hear. Her voice has crystalline quality, without strain or stridency” – NY Concert Review (2019)

“This was a performance of breathtaking quality, expressiveness, and tone.”-  Limelight Magazine, May 2021

“Evan’s voice and performance is nuanced and emotional to watch” – Broadway Baby (Edinburgh Fringe, 2016)

Friday March 11

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Metro Arts

Venue

97 Boundary St, West End QLD 4101

https://metroarts.com.au

About the Artists

Amber Evans is a vocalist, composer and conductor. She is a graduate of Queensland Conservatorium, in the Bachelor of Music (Honours) specialising in Vocal Performance and Opera Studies as a student of Margaret Schindler. She followed this up with some hard-core academia, and completed a Masters of Music in Choral Studies (Conducting) at the University of Cambridge.

As if that wasn't enough Amber then re-located to New York where she completed a Masters of Music in Contemporary Classical Voice at Manhattan School of Music. Winner of the inaugural Dwight and Ursula Mamlok Advancement Award for Interpreters of Contemporary Music, she premiered over thirty new vocal works and became well-versed in modern contemporary classic works of the last few decades.

Ms. Evans is also a featured soloist and chorus master on the CD of Poul Ruders’ new opera The Thirteenth Child released in conjunction with the Santa Fe Opera premiere in the summer of 2019 on the Bridge Records label.

 

In addition to her vocal performances, she has conducted performances of Australian contemporary choral works in the US, UK and Europe and most recently back in her home town of Brisbane.

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