Opera Manhattan presents a special Valentine’s Day production, Women on the Verge, all about women unhappy in love. The centerpiece of the production will be Poulenc’s one-act monodrama for soprano, La Voix Humaine, which hasn’t been presented in New York City since 1993. If the opera isn’t familiar, the story is–a woman is being abandoned by her lover over the telephone. The 1930s version of a text-message breakup.
The production also includes two monodramas by contemporary composer Thomas Pasatieri. Lady Macbeth is based on five speeches from the Shakespeare play we dare not name, and Before Breakfast is based on the Eugene O’Neill play.
|Feb. 10, 7:30||Feb. 11, 4:00||Feb.11, 7:30||Feb. 12, 7:30|
|Before Breakfast||Jayne Skoog||Meredith Buchholtz||Jayne Skoog||Jayne Skoog|
|Lady Macbeth||Melinda Griswold||Sofia Dimitrova||Melinda Griswold||Melinda Griswold|
|La Voix Humaine||Kala Maxym||Kala Maxym||Roza Tulyaganova||Roza Tulyaganova|
All performances are at Shetler Studios, 244 W. 54th St., 12th floor, penthouse 1. Use the widget below to buy tickets!