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ETO: Lyric Solitude 2

Friday 23 October, 7pm

Tickets £15.00

Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Part of Weekend Concerts at Snape

Friday 23 October 2020 - 7.00pm

Presented by English Touring Opera, Poulenc’s final opera La Voix Humaine portrays the last conversation between a young woman and her lover, in an overwhelming account of love and love’s ending.

Poulenc’s final opera, written for the extraordinary soprano Denise Duval, is based on Jean Cocteau’s play. The opera (45 minutes) is the last conversation between a young woman and her lover, who is abandoning her. Through her little lies, and his thunderous lies, the truth of their relationship becomes clear. It is an overwhelming account of love, and love’s ending. Soprano Paula Sides is ‘the human voice’, partnered by Sergey Rybin on the piano and directed by James Conway.

Here, it is followed by the most famous of Poulenc’s song cycles Tel Jour Telle Nuit.


Paula Sides soprano
Sergey Rybin piano
James Conway director

La Voix Humaine
Tel Jour Telle Nuit


Tickets for this performance go on sale at 10am on Saturday 17 October. Maximum 4 tickets per household.


We want everyone to have the opportunity to experience live music again, and so the afternoon performances will be ‘Pay What You Can’, meaning you can see amazing live music at a price that you feel able to afford.

Food & Drink

Enjoy stone baked pizza in the heated tipi (pre-booking essential) or a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks, bar snacks and nibbles from the Concert Hall Café and Bar.

Your safety and that of our artists and staff is our top priority and so some things will be different to what you’re used to. Key changes are:

  • Reduced capacity in the Concert Hall, with socially distant seating. Tickets are limited to 4 per household.
  • Shorter performances with no interval.
  • Audience members will need to wear face-coverings (unless they are exempt as per the Government’s guidelines).
  • No printed material – no tickets, programmes, or programme notes.
  • Clear signs and helpful staff to make your visit straightforward.
  • Regular and thorough cleaning, with hand sanitiser for you.

Read the full Covid-safe concert information

Venue Address:

Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP