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20—24 Sep

Presented by Brisbane Festival and Opera Queensland,
in association with Queensland Symphony Orchestra

The Call & The Human Voice

The Call & The Human Voice

Two women, two moments, two lives changed forever.

The creative team behind Opera Queensland's smash-hit The Marriage of Figaro returns to bring this powerful double bill to life.

The Call is inspired by a remarkable true story about a woman left with nothing but a phone number. She dials, someone answers and so begins a conversation that changes everything. 

The Human Voice finds our protagonist, Elle, alone and motionless in a room. She goes to leave but is stopped by the phone ringing. It is the love of her life. Rather than compassion she is confronted with a truth she finds impossible to accept.

The Call is an astonishing new Australian opera, composed by Connor D'Netto with Kate Miller-Heidke, and starring Ali McGregor, which shows how a single act of kindness can transform an entire life. Based on an original story told by Auburn Sheaffer.

The Human Voice, starring Alexandra Flood, will be accompanied by a full strength Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by rising star in the international music scene, Zoe Zeniodi.

Two incredible pieces, both serving as a poignant reminder that although we're more connected than ever before, we've never been lonelier.


Price

$75 - $95 + Booking fee

Times

Evenings: Tue-Wed & Fri-Sat 7pm

Audio Described: Sat 24 Sept, 7pm
Auslan Interpreted: Wed 21 Sept, 7pm

Pre-performance Talk: Wed-Sat

Duration

2.5 hrs, including interval

Where

Concert Hall, QPAC ›
Cnr Grey and, Melbourne St,
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Getting Here

Accessibility

Wheelchair access

Assistive listening systems available

Audio description

Auslan interpreted events

Important Info

The Call is sung in English with English surtitles.

The Human Voice is sung in French with English surtitles.

Latecomers will be admitted at an appropriate break in the performance.

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In the deepest, blackest night of despair and anxiety, it only takes a pinhole of light and all of grace can come in.

Auburn Sheaffer

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How to get there

Concert Hall, QPAC ›
Cnr Grey and, Melbourne St,
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Getting Here

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