Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Il segreto di Susanna
Francis Poulenc, La voix humaine
Turin, Teatro Regio, 16 May 2018
Della condizione femminile in due atti unici del ‘900
Exactly fifty years separate these two compositions, 1909 and 1959 respectively, but the two female characters could not be more different: one, in Il segreto di Susanna, seeks emancipation by smoking, a man’s bad habit; the other, in La voix humaine, cannot emancipate herself from her man and is prey to desperation, abandoned by her beloved.
Two different variations of the female universe: the first at the beginning of the century and now utterly outdated, the second more striking with its relevant concerns about attitudes towards women highlighted in the press….