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Opera North's L'enfant et les sortilèges (Matinees)
Part of The Little GreatsRavel’s magical childhood fantasy.
A naughty child assaults everything in his room after he is told off by his mother for not doing his homework. Gradually, the objects around him – furniture, clocks, crockery – come to life. Out in the garden, events take an even more disturbing turn when all the trees and animals rebuke him for the injuries he has done them in the past. Can the child redeem himself?
With colourful characters including a pair of singing cats, a teapot and china cup duo, a talking armchair, a tree-frog and a squirrel, Colette’s magical words are set by Ravel to a spellbinding musical score. This darkly brilliant opera celebrates the mysteries of childhood and will amuse and enchant adults and children alike.
Running time: approximately 45 minutes
Language: Sung in French with English titles
Schools Matinee: Thu 16 November at 12pm - this is not sold out but only bookable over the phone, to book contact 0843 208 6003. Schools price: £6.
Education packs for the Schools matinee can be accessed here.
Watch the trailer
Cast & Creative Team
The Child - Wallis Giunta
His mother / Chinese cup / Squirrel - Ann Taylor
Fire / Nightingale / Princess - Fflur Wyn
Grandather Clock / Tom Cat - Quirijn de Lang
Armchair / Tree - John Savournin
Tea Pot / Tree Frog / Arithmetic - John Graham-Hall
Louis XV Chair / Female Cat / Owl - Katie Bray
Conductor - TBA
Director - Annabel Arden
Set Designer - Charles Edwards
Costume Designer - Hannah Clark
Lighting Designer - Charles Edwards
Choreographer - Theo Clinkard