Artist of the Year: NUCCIA FOCILE in "La Voix Humaine" by Seattle Opera published on 2013/05/06 04:49:18 +0000 Nuccia Focile won Seattle Opera's 2012/13 Artist of the Year Award for her performance of Poulenc's monodrama "La Voix Humaine." At the conclusion of this 35-minute long aria, the Woman finds the strength to terminate her long phone call and her relationship of five years: “So here we are...I was about to say, out of habit, ‘I'll see you soon.’ I doubt it...Oh! It's better...much better...my darling...my sweet darling...I'll be brave. Let's finish. Go on. Hang up. Hang up quickly. I love you! I love you, I love you, I love you...love you...” Gary Thor Wedow conducts the orchestra of Seattle Opera. Photo by Elise Bakketun.