l'heure espagnole /​ gianni schicchi

Maurice Ravel / Giacomo Puccini

Opéra Bastille - from 17 May to 17 June 2018

Photo © Klaus Rinke

L'heure espagnole

Opera in one act

Music
Maurice Ravel
Libretto
Franc- Nohain

In French

Conductor
Maxime Pascal
Director
Laurent Pelly
Concepcion
Clémentine Margaine
Michèle Losier
Gonzalve
Stanislas de Barbeyrac
Torquemada
Philippe Talbot
Ramiro
Alessio Arduini
Thomas Dolié
Don Inigo Gomez
Nicolas Courjal
Set design
Florence Evrard
Caroline Ginet
Lighting design
Joël Adam

Gianni Schicchi

Opera in one act

Music
Giacomo Puccini
Libretto
Giovacchino Forzano

In Italian

Gianni Schicchi
Artur Ruciński
Lauretta
Elsa Dreisig
Zita
Rebecca De Pont Davies
Rinuccio
Vittorio Grigolo
Gherardo
Philippe Talbot
Nella
Emmanuelle de Negri
Betto
Nicolas Courjal
Simone
Maurizio Muraro
Marco
Jean-Luc Ballestra
La ciesa
Isabelle Druet
Maître Spinelloccio
Pietro Di Bianco
Amantio di Nicolao
Tomasz Kumiega
Pinellino
Mateusz Hoedt
Guccio
Piotr Kumon
Set design
Florence Evrard
Caroline Ginet
Lighting design
Joël Adam

Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris
Maîtrise des Hauts-de-Seine / Chœur d’enfants de l’Opéra national de Paris
Coproduction avec le Seiji Ozawa Opera Project

French and English surtitles

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A distinct whiff of commedia dell’arte pervades this programme. Spiced with Italian buffa, L’Heure espagnole transports us to Torquemada’s clock shop, the scene of his wife Concepcion’s infidelities. Latin in its harmonic sensuality, the farcical humour of Ravel’s opera is a fitting counterpart to the situation imagined by Puccini in Gianni Schicchi. Weary of tragic subjects, for the final part of Il Trittico Puccini composed a grand confidence trick orchestrated by a falsifier willing to do anything to gain wealth. Including bringing back the dead!
Guided by his acute eye for detail and sense of comedy, Laurent Pelly’s hilarious production examines the cogwheels of cuckoldom and sets them whirring to Puccini’s feisty social satire.

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