La Voix Humaine – A French Affair

Directed by international opera director Hans Nieuwenhuis La Voix Humaine an opera monologue by French composer Poulenc, starring Michelle Mallinger, a young American-Dutch classic operatic singer, was performed at Copacabana, Grand Hyatt Muscat.
The opera narrates the jovial-to-dark story of the lead character’s life, whilst the audience is carried through an array of emotions that leave you laughing and sometimes crying at life’s emotional turns.
Director Hans Nieuwenhuis, first met operatic star Michelle Mallinger in 2012, when she auditioned for him and his International Orfeo Foundation.
Captivated by her skills and natural charisma, Nieuwenhuis decided to cast her in La Voix Humaine, an international favourite and after a highly successful tour in the Netherlands.
Nieuwenhuis, founder of The Opera Studio Nederland (1992-2011) in Amsterdam directed many operas worldwide and was appointed Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau by HM Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands in April 2012.
“I have worked in opera and show business – on and off stage – for 35 years and mounted more then a hundred operas around the world. But to this day, Michelle Mallinger is one of my greatest artistic discoveries yet,” says Nieuwenhuis of his leading lady.
Guests in attendance included a delegation from the French Embassy in Oman, hosted by Roland Dubertrand, French Ambassador to Oman.
The European Business Persons Group looks to bring many more exciting events to Muscat.