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Wednesday 27 November 2013
Ravel's Pair of Spectacles
Our International Opera School are gearing up for what promises to be a thrilling double bill of Ravel operas.
The hilarious farce L’heure espagnole (“The Spanish Hour”) tells the tale of the flirtatious Concepción and her lovers. While her clockmaker husband is away, will she choose the poet or the banker... or perhaps the muscle-bound muleteer?
The “lyric fantasy” L’enfant et les sortilèges (“The child and the spells”) is a cautionary tale for children everywhere: play nicely with the animals, or one day they might seek their revenge...
To direct this brand new production, we’re absolutely thrilled to have secured the services of in-demand young director James Bonas, who appears at the RCM between stints at Glyndebourne and the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
As usual, the line-up features an impressive group of singers from around the world, including a number of performers who wowed audiences in our summer production of Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne.
The Ravel double bill is on at the Britten Theatre on 2, 4, 6 and 7 December. For more information visit our Ravel web page.