Ravel's L'Heure Espagnole & Excerpts from Carmen
The Factory Theater
791 Tremont St. , Boston, MA 02118
Friday, January 23, 2009 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 24, 2009 @ 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 25, 2009 @ 2:00 PM & 4:00 PM
Join OperaHub for a trip to sunny Spain this January as we present SPANISH SIRENS, featuring Ravel's 1911 one-act opera L'Heure Espagnole along with excerpts from Carmen, everyone's favorite "Spanish" opera...
Set in Toledo, Spain, Ravel's marvelously mischievous farce L'Heure Espagnole chronicles the adventures of a clockmaker's flirtatious wife — and her many lovers — during her husband's afternoon away. Featuring a hysterical plot and memorable characters, it's a true trip — and, clocking in at just under one hour, one everyone should take!
In keeping with OperaHub's ambition to make opera accessible, we're pairing L'Heure Espagnole with excerpts from Carmen, another opera written by a French composer about a Spanish seductress at a time when the exotic allure of Spain (although just over the Pyrenees) fueled the imaginations of French composers.
RAMIRO, a muleteer
TORQUEMADA, a clockmaker Christopher Aaron Smith
CONCEPCIÓN, his wife
GONZALVE, a poet
DON INIGO GOMEZ, a banker Jonathan Nussman
STAGE DIRECTOR James O'Leary
MUSIC DIRECTOR Jordan Rodu
SET DESIGNER Stephen Dobay
COSTUME DESIGNER Kathleen Doyle
LIGHTING DESIGNER Matthew Breton
STAGE MANAGER Ellie Schmidt
WARDROBE SUPERVISOR Nathan Fogg
LANGUAGE COACH Melanie Kingsley