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Hyacinth Nicholls in L'Enfant et les Sortileges and L'Heure

L'Enfant et les Sortil├Ęges and L'Heure Espagnole

1987 NR

Famed children's book author Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are) designed the sets for this magical pair of operas by the great French composer Maurice Ravel in two productions from the Glyndebourne Festival Opera. "L'Enfant et les Sortilèges" -- a tale of inanimate objects come to vengeful life -- stars Cynthia Buchan and Fiona Kimm. "L'Heure Espagnole," starring Anna Steiger and Francois Le Roux, tells of a clockmaker and his wife.