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Music, Fri 7 Dec 2018, free entry

La Voix Humaine

La Voix Humaine



One act opera by Francis Poulenc performed by soprano Lorna James (current Chorus member of Opera North), with musical direction by Chris Pelly and stage direction by Emma Black (both alumni of the University of Leeds).

La Voix Humaine follows the plight of an unnamed Parisian woman (Elle) as she desperately tries to contact her former lover in the aftermath of their recent breakup. During their fragmented conversations, secrets are revealed and the past is relived, before culminating in a devastating conclusion.

The opera explores the tension between what we feel and what we say, and seeks to shed some light on the flawed nature of human communication despite continuing advances in technology. Based on the 1930 Jean Cocteau play of the same name, the opera was written in 1959, and its themes about technology, communication and heartbreak are still as relevant today as they were when it was first written.

Cash PointCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Facilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 7 Dec 2018 13:00 to 14:00


Free entry


The University of Leeds International Co


Woodhouse Lane,



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Map reference: SE 295347  Lat: 53.80775 Long: -1.55350

By Car:

Leeds University is found on the A660 road to Skipton and is clearly signposted from the A58 .

By Public Transport: The University is served by many buses including 1,95,96 and X84 which depart from Leeds bus station

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Leeds station


  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality