Ruby Dibble to Headline Curtis Opera Theatre’s ‘La Voix Humaine’

By David Salazar
(Credit: DanielWelch)

Curtis Opera Theatre will present “La Voix Humaine” on Feb. 14, 2023.

The monodrama by Poulenc will feature mezzo-soprano Ruby Dibble. She will be directed by Marcus Shields with Lisa Keller accompanying at the piano. The showcase kicks off at 7:30 p.m. local time.

“This piece is a virtuosic emotional/vocal showcase for the performers, in our case, Ruby Dibble and Lisa Keller,” Shields said in an official statement issued by the institution. “It is a piece about the relationship between a human and another human, and it is a piece about the relationship between a human and technology. The opera was written some 65 years ago, but we are still very much struggling to sort out these same exact relationships. Maybe the stakes are even higher today. This production will try to place this all into a single frame.”

Dibble is a recent recipient of the Stephen De Maio Memorial Award from the Gerda Lissner Foundation. She has performed at the Santa Fe Opera and also debuted at the Kimmel Center under Yannick Nézet-Séguin singing excerpts from Mozart’s “Così fan tutte.” She has also performed with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City and the Bar Harbour Music Festival, among other venues.