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8:00 PM

VOPERA: L’enfant et les sortilèges

A virtual production of Ravel’s short opera

Ravel L’enfant et les sortilèges
Running time: 48’

Lee Reynolds conductor
Rachael Hewer director
Leanne Vandenbussche designer
Tamzin Aitken producer

Emily Edmonds & Amelie Turnage L'Enfant
Karen Cargill Maman
Marcus Farnsworth La Fauteuil 
Alison Rose La Bergère
Kieran Rayner L'Horloge Comtoise
Thomas Atkins La Théière
Jane Monari La Tasse Chinoise
Sarah Hayashi Le Feu
Chloe Morgan Une Pastourelle
Elizabeth Lynch Un Pâtre
Claire Lees La Princesse
Paul Hopwood Le Petit Vieillard
Shuna Scott Sendall La Chatte
Jerome Knox Le Chat
Michael Sumuel Un Arbre
Idunnu Münch La Libellule
Eleanor Penfold La Rossignol
Elizabeth Karani La Chauvre-Souris
Gavan Ring La Rainette
Marta Fontanals-Simmons L'Ecureuil
Philippa Boyle La Chouette

Lee Reynolds conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra in an innovative new filmed production of Ravel’s opera, L’enfant et les sortilèges, directed by Rachael Hewer. With an ensemble cast of over 80 singers, the opera tells the story of a child, being educated at home, who is punished for their irascible behaviour by a variety of household objects and animals coming fantastically to life.

The brain-child of director Rachael Hewer, this new production was conceived as a response to world events over the last few months. Each scene was filmed by the singers in their own homes, and brought magically to life with costumes and set added in post-production through the aid of green-screen technology.

Watch on Marquee TV

L’enfant et les sortilèges is a VOPERA production, in collaboration with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. With thanks to Victoria Robey OBE, Hamish & Sophie Forsyth and the Concordia Foundation for their generous support.

For more information about VOPERA: The Virtual Opera Project please visit

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The film will premiere on YouTube on 16 November 2020 and will be available for 30 days. The opera will be sung in French with English subtitles. Following this, the film will be available to watch on Marquee TV.

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