1. Maurice Ravel - L'Enfant et les Sortileges

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    1987 Glyndebourne production of Ravel's L'Enfant et les Sortileges, designed by Maurice Sendak and directed by Frank Corsaro. The cast includes Cynthia Buchan (The Child), Fiona Kimm (His Mother; The Cat), Malcolm Walker (The Tom Cat), François Loup (The Armchair; A Tree), Hyacinth Nicholls (The Louis XV Chair), Malcolm Walker (The Grandfather Clock), Thierry Dran (The Tea Pot; The Little Old Man), Louise Winter (The Chinese Cup), Nan Christie (The Fire), Jady Pearl (A Shepherd), Carol Smith (A Shepherdess), and Harolyn Blackwell (The Princess). Simon Rattle conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

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    • L'Enfant et les Sortileges

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      On 27th - 29th Aug St Paul's Church was transformed into a children's playroom and a wild forest full of dark creatures for The Children's Opera. The director Alexander Medem took his audience on a magical journey with the Orchestra of St Paul's and The Syred Consort, conducted by Ben Palmer, performing Maurice Ravel's little masterpiece L'Enfant et les Sortileges and a world premiere of new music theatre by Miguel Kersman titled O'Saci. Using dance, physical theatre and mask, we presented Ravel's parable about the adventures of a naughty little boy, and matched this with a Brazilian folk myth about a wild woodland trickster. The Ravel was presented with a full cast of 10 singers and a reduced orchestration of 2 pianos, flute and cello. The story, acted out physically on the stage by a group of six physical performers, had opera singers, chorus-like, providing the voice to the movement. The Kertsman was a piece of pure musical theatre filled with dance and the rythmn of the Brazilian capoeira.

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      • City of Light: Paris, 1900-1950: Naturally Inspired

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        Find out how French composers bring a uniquely French version of nature - controlled and crafted to perfection - into their art. Series Advisors Caroline Potter and Caroline Rae discuss nature in the music of Debussy, Ravel and Messiaen in Paris's Jardin du Luxembourg. Discover more at http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/paris Our City of Light: Paris: 1900-1950 concert series runs from November 2014 - June 2015.

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        • Children's Opera : L'Enfant & O'Saci - Trailer

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          Trailer showing footage from both parts of the opera double bill in 2009 The Children's Opera. This was a production of Ravel's L'Enfant et les Sortieges an a brand new piece of music theatre called O'Saci by Miguel Kertsman. On 27th - 29th Aug St Paul's Church was transformed into a children's playroom and a wild forest full of dark creatures for The Children's Opera. The director Alexander Medem took his audience on a magical journey with the Orchestra of St Paul's and The Syred Consort, conducted by Ben Palmer, performing Maurice Ravel's little masterpiece L'Enfant et les Sortileges and a world premiere of new music theatre by Miguel Kersman titled O'Saci. Using dance, physical theatre and mask, we presented Ravel's parable about the adventures of a naughty little boy, and matched this with a Brazilian folk myth about a wild woodland trickster. The Ravel was presented with a full cast of 10 singers and a reduced orchestration of 2 pianos, flute and cello. The story, acted out physically on the stage by a group of six physical performers, had opera singers, chorus-like, providing the voice to the movement. The Kertsman was a piece of pure musical theatre filled with dance and the rythmn of the Brazilian capoeira.

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          • L’enfant et les sortilèges trailer

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            In L’enfant et les sortilèges, inanimate objects come to life when a child, fed up with doing his homework, throws a temper tantrum. All the things that have been damaged by him start to voice their objections: a broken cup and teapot, a shepherd and shepherdess from the wallpaper he ripped, a battered armchair and the princess from the torn pages of a story book. When the sums from his homework and the animals and plants in the garden turn on the child as well, Ravel’s music reaches a fierce climax. Only the child’s kindness to an injured squirrel saves him and brings the opera to a touchingly poignant conclusion.

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