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L'heure Espagnole - Gianni Schicchi
May 17 - June 17, 2018
L'heure Espagnole - Gianni Schicchi

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A distinct whiff of commedia dell’arte pervades this programme. Spiced with Italian buffa, L’Heure espagnole transports us to Torquemada’s clock shop, the scene of his wife Concepcion’s infidelities. Latin in its harmonic sensuality, the farcical humour of Ravel’s opera is a fitting counterpart to the situation imagined by Puccini in Gianni Schicchi. Weary of tragic subjects, for the final part of Il Trittico Puccini composed a grand confidence trick orchestrated by a falsifier willing to do anything to gain wealth. Including bringing back the dead!