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Opera, Thu 15 Nov 2018, £7-£14

A Spanish Hour (L’heure espagnole)

A Spanish Hour (L’heure espagnole)


Autumn 2018 sees Mid Wales Opera back on the road with the company’s second SmallStages tour, Ravel’s exhilarating one-act bedroom farce, The Spanish Hour (L’heure espagnole).

First performed in Paris in 1911, L’heure espagnole is set in a clock shop in Toledo, central Spain. It follows the fortunes of Torquemada, the hardworking clockmaker, as, during the course of one hot afternoon, his young wife Concepción negotiates her way through her collection of ridiculous lovers. Ravel’s music is bursting with hummable melodies, lively habanera dances and other Spanish folk song elements to get audiences buzzing.

This is opera for everyone - featuring an outstanding cast of five young singers as well as four brilliant musicians, performing a new English translation by Artistic Director Richard Studer and a new arrangement of Ravel’s exotic score created by Music Director Jonathan Lyness.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 15 Nov 2018 19:30


Tickets: £14.00, Concessions £12.00, Under 25s £7.00.


Castle Grounds,
Cathays Park,
CF10 3ER



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