Claire Booth

The tradition of presenting innovative, first-rate concerts to derisorily small audiences is now well established at Kings Place. In this case, one would have thought an exceptional soprano like Claire Booth in a one-off performance of Poulenc's infrequently staged but frequently cited telephone opera La Voix Humane, produced by a company that has often sold out other small venues, all priced at little more than a tenner – one would have thought all this could easily fill a modestly sized concert hall. But with some 50 bums on 50 scattered seats, you've got to wonder what the marketing department does all day.

Poulenc's monologue was presented in its piano version (the accompaniment played by Christopher Glynn) as part of a continuous sequence...

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