Opera: Respighi and Ravel Double Bill

Dates
13 March 2023, 7:00pm

Venue
Britten Theatre

Tickets
£60, £40, £20; £10 under 35

To access discounted under-35s tickets, please select your seat and on the following page select the Under 35 ticket type. Please ensure that you have also inputted your date of birth in your online account. You may be asked to show proof of age eligibility when you attend your booked performance. The discount applies to the cheapest price band only and will be applied at checkout. Full terms and conditions are available here.

Opera artwork

13 March 2023, 7:00pm

Venue
Britten Theatre

Tickets
£60, £40, £20; £10 under 35

To access discounted under-35s tickets, please select your seat and on the following page select the Under 35 ticket type. Please ensure that you have also inputted your date of birth in your online account. You may be asked to show proof of age eligibility when you attend your booked performance. The discount applies to the cheapest price band only and will be applied at checkout. Full terms and conditions are available here.

Michael Rosewell conductor
Liam Steel director
Michael Pavelka designer
Andy Purves lighting designer

Respighi La bella dormente nel bosco
Ravel L'enfant et les sortilèges

Journey through dark, enigmatic fantasy worlds at the Royal College of Music this spring, as the RCM Opera Studio performs Respighi and Ravel in a sensational double bill.

First, experience Respighi's rarely-performed retelling of Sleeping Beauty, La bella dormente nel bosco. This timeless fairytale inspired the Italian composer to create an imaginative opera filled with familiar characters, whimsical storytelling and, originally, a cast of memorable puppets.

Following this, Ravel's one-act opera, L'enfant et les sortilèges, follows an unruly child leaving a trail of broken furniture and disgruntled animals in his wake. This turbulent tantrum is only halted when something strange starts to happen to the collection of objects around him... but will the child see the error of his ways?

With its themes of growing up, rescuing those in need, and definitions of true love, this production - directed by Liam Steel - promises to be a visual feast and a magical evening of musical escapism.

 

Please note this production contains adult themes and some scenes of violence, and therefore may not be suitable for young children. The performance will also use haze.

This production is made possible with the assistance of the Basil Coleman bequest.

 

Approximate running times:

The performances last about 2 hours and 20 minutes, including one interval.

La bella dormente nel bosco: 76 minutes

L'enfant et les sortilèges: 46 minutes

 

Credits:

La bella dormente nel bosco - Libretto by Gian Bistolfi. © by Casa Ricordi, Milano (Universal Music Publishing Group)

L'enfant et les sortilèges – © Editions Durand, Milano (Universal Music Publishing Group)

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