Welsh National Opera

Digital Project

The video above is a 2 minute teaser segment for the production. To watch the full length film, visit wno.org.uk/humaine

La voix humaine

Soprano: Claire Booth
Piano: Christopher Glynn
Producer: David Massey
Production: Max Budgett, Harry Zundel
Production design: Millie Tennant

Music post production: James Clarke

This project, commissioned by Welsh National Opera, is a filmed adaptation of David Pountney's 5 star production of La voix humaine. It was filmed during lockdown and deals with the themes of isolation and loneliness. It is a 40 minute, single scene opera, that we filmed in soprano Claire Booth's real bedroom. It successfully delivers the 'liveness' of a stage performance and combines that with the intimacy of a filmed performance.

“This period has shown us the potential of digital work if it is created expressly for that medium. Nobody would seriously suggest that a digital experience can ever replace a live performance, but this is a perfect example of a piece of operatic repertoire that translates well to film and allows for an immersive and intimate experience of the highest quality.”
Aidan Lang, Welsh National Opera General Director

To find out more about this project, read our case study.