Ravel Double Bill, 2012

Ravel Double Bill, 2012

Two sparkling miniatures: a sexy Spanish fantasy and a musical fairytale.

Extra content - Ravel Double Bill: explore with Alexandra
Opera Specialist Alexandra Coghlan talks to Author Joanne Harris and music scholar Emily Kilpatrick to take a deep dive into Ravel's two sparkling miniatures: L'heure espagnole and L'enfant et les sortilèges.

Ravel Double Bill was the opera of the month for January 2022.

Photos: Simon Annand

Ravel Double Bill, 2012
  • L'heure espagnole - full opera

    L’heure espagnole is a heat-soaked farce – youthful, sexy, ebullient – in which a lusty Spanish woman juggles lovers while her husband is preoccupied with clockwork mechanisms. Ravel evokes a Spanish flavour through his use of native dance forms including the jota, the habañera and the malagueña....

  • L'enfant et les sortilèges - full opera

    L’enfant et les sortilèges, is a touching morality tale in which fantastical fairy tale characters, animals, furniture and crockery all come to life to teach a small boy about kindness. The score features echoes of Gershwin as well as an eclectic blend of influences ranging from Bach and Montever...

  • Ravel Double Bill: explore with Alexandra

    Author Joanne Harris and music scholar Emily Kilpatrick join Alexandra Coghlan on a dive into Ravel's two sparkling miniatures: L'heure espagnole and L'enfant et les sortilèges. Immersing themselves in these two magical worlds, they uncover just some of the machinery the composer keeps hidden beh...