Mid Wales Opera’s SmallStages team returns this Autumn, bringing live opera to the heart of communities across Wales and the Borders with Ravel’s exhilarating one-act bedroom farce, A Spanish Hour (L’heure espagnole). First performed in 1911 and set in a clock shop in central Spain, the opera follows the clockmaker’s young wife Concepción as, during the course of one hot afternoon, she negotiates her way through her collection of ridiculous lovers.
Ravel’s music is bursting with hummable tunes and buzzing habaneras. With a new English translation by Richard Studer, a cast of five outstanding young singers and four musicians performing Jonathan Lyness’ new arrangement of Ravel’s exotic score, join Concepción and her lovers as the temperatures rise…
Duration: One and a half hours (includes one act opera, interval and concert)
Music Director: Jonathan Lyness
Director/Designer: Richard Studer