L'Heure espagnole

L'Heure espagnole

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  • Opéra de Lyon
  • 1 hour
  • In French
  • +7years

Ravel’s first opera, L’Heure espagnole, is a comedy in music, a glittering piece of watchmaking that is both whimsical and audacious - in short, a triumph at the first attempt! A work filled with brilliant experimental music and sounds, to which James Bonas's staging and the magical drawings of Grégoire Pont bring an atmosphere similar to the animated cartoons of the 1930s.

  • 20:00
  • 16:00
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  • 20:00
  • 20:00
  • 20:00
  • 16:00

About

Synopsis 
In Toledo, the muleteer Ramiro brings his watch to be repaired by the watchmaker Torquemada. Torquemada’s wife reminds her husband that it is time to go and wind up the town's clocks, the ruse she uses to enable her to meet her lover Gonzalve at the shop. But Ramiro’s presence leads to a whole series of comic situations, from bawdy misunderstandings to lovers being locked inside clocks. 
  
An innovative farce 
Although L'Heure espagnole is Ravel's first opera, he himself preferred to call it a musical, and the work is indeed appreciated as a farce, though Ravel's work on the rhythms, the tick-tock of the orchestra and the voices mean it is highly innovative musically.

 

Revival of the 2018 Opera de Lyon production

Voir aussi

  • L'Heure espagnole

    Extrait du spectacle

  • L'Heure espagnole © Michel Cavalca

    Photos

  • L'Heure espagnole © Michel Cavalca

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  • L'Heure espagnole © Michel Cavalca

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  • L'Heure espagnole © Michel Cavalca

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  • L'Heure espagnole
    © Michel Cavalca

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  • L'Heure espagnole © Michel Cavalca

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  • L'Heure espagnole © Michel Cavalca

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Cast

Direction musicale

Vincent Renaud

Concepcion, femme de Torquemada

Florence Losseau

Ramiro, muletier

Raoul Steffani

Torquemada, horloger

Etienne Duhil de Bénazé

Gonzalve, bachelier poète

Quentin Desgeorges

Don Inigo Gomez, riche financier

Christian Andreas

Orchestre et solistes du Studio de l'Opéra de Lyon

Why we love it

Behind its humorous façade, L’Heure espagnole is a treasure trove of musical inventiveness.

Why we love it

Grégoire Pont's use of animation as living matter is also the source of a wealth of visual creativity.

My Evening

  • Trouver la place idéale

    Découvrez les plans de salles, trouvez la place idéale et bénéficiez du meilleur tarif.
  • Première fois à l’Opéra

    Comment je m’habille ? À quelle heure j’arrive ? 
  • Bars et restauration

    Avant le spectacle, et même pendant l'entracte, il est toujours temps à l'opéra de s'offrir un petit plaisir culinaire.