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VenueThe Lowry
Other spaces: Lyric Theatre, Quays Theatre
CountyGreater Manchester
From15th November 2017
To18th November 2017
WhenNov 15 at 19:15. Nov 18 at 14:15
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L'enfant et les Sortileges (The Child and the Magic Spells)

L'enfant et les Sortileges (The Child and the Magic Spells)T0497535697
A young boy argues with his mother, refuses to do his homework and flies into a tantrum, destroying the objects in the room around him. But in this childhood fable of enchantment, everything around the boy comes magically to life. Outside in the garden, he is also shunned by the animals and plants he has tormented and hurt, until he is forgiven after helping an injured squirrel. One of only two short operas composed by Ravel, L'enfant et les sortileges is both a delightful, whimsical fantasy and a profoundly moving response to the generational trauma of war, witnessed by both composer and librettist. Its exquisite, innovative score is filled with jewel-like surprises, perfectly capturing and deftly characterising talking animals and magical nursery furniture alike.
Music Ravel (1925)
Lyrics Colette

Archive :: production:T0497535697, opera or operetta:S0807128177, venue:V0655996499

Production details

Sung in French with English titles. Playing as part of 'The Little Greats: Short operas with huge emotions' as a double bill on some dates with Pagliacci, Trial by Jury or Osud. Part of The Little Greats: Short operas with huge emotions


Company Opera North
Conductor Aleksandar Markovic
Director Annabel Arden
Design Charles Edwards
Costume Hannah Clark
Lighting Charles Edwards
Choreographer Theo Clinkard
Performer Wallis Giunta (The Child)
Performer Ann Taylor (His mother/Chinese cup/Squirrel)
Performer Fflur Wyn (Fire/Nightingale/Princess)
Performer Quirijn de Lang (Grandfather Clock/Tom Cat)
Performer John Savournin (Armchair/Tree)
Performer John Graham-Hall (Tea Pot/Tree Frog/Arthmetic)
Performer Katie Bray (Louis XV Chair/Female Cat/Owl)

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