'A Spanish Hour -(L'heure espagnol) is an exhilariting one-act bedroom farce. First performed in 1911 and set in a clock shop in central Spain, the opera follows the clockmaker's young wife Concepcion as, during the course of one hot afternoon, she negotiates her way through her collection of rediculous lovers.
Ravel's music is bursting with hummable tunes and buzzing habaneras. with a new English translation by Richard Studer, a cast of five outstanding young singers and four musicians performing Jonathan Lyness' new arrangement of Ravel's exotic score, join Concepcion and her lovers as the temperatures rise....'
After a short interval the evening will continue for a further 35 minutes with a delightful mixture of Spanish music.