Ravel: L’heure espagnole/ L’Enfant et les sortilèges *****
Glyndebourne, 8th August 2015
Sultry Spanish rhythms and bawdy humour are counterbalanced by Gallic charm in the return to Glyndebourne Festival Opera of Laurent Pelly’s productions of L’heure espagnole and L’Enfant et les sortilèges. Composed 15 years apart, Ravel’s one act operas were never intended as a double bill, yet they complement each other splendidly to round off a triumphant 2015 season. Danielle de Niese, doubling as Concepción and L’Enfant, joined a largely Francophone cast, most of whom were making accomplished House debuts, to ensure this joyous revival fizzed.
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