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Maurice Ravel: The Spanish hour

The Spanish hour
Musical comedy in one act performed in French

Saturday 23. September 2017 - 19:00, Premiere, Historical building

dual performance:

Thursday 26. April 2018 - 19:00

Maurice Ravel, Reona Sato: DAPHNIS AND CHLOÉ

Opera and ballet night
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dual performance:

Wednesday 6. June 2018 - 19:00

Maurice Ravel, Reona Sato: DAPHNIS AND CHLOÉ

Opera and ballet night
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Premiere: 21 and 23 September 2017 Historical Building

Musikalische Leitung : Vinicius Kattah
Dirigent: Vinicius Kattah
Regie: Pavol Smolík
Set: Marek Hollý
Costumes designer : Ľudmila Várossová
Torquemada: Jozef Kundlák
Concepción: Monika Fabianová
Gonzalve: Tomáš Juhás
Ramiro: Filip Tůma
Don Inigo: Juraj Peter
Helena Škovierová
Andrej Šoltés
Emil Leeger

The peculiar musical language of the Impressionists is no commonplace presence on operatic stage, as the operatic opus of the time contains only a handful of pieces. That also why the SND Opera and Ballet had decided to hold a joint opera and ballet night to present the works by the eminent French composer Maurice Ravel: the one-act musical comedy The Spanish Hour and the ballet Daphnis and Chloé based on a legend from the Ancient Greek mythology. The fusion of two performing genres is also a sequel within the dramaturgical line of the Slovak National Theatre that dates back to the successful Bartók night with the acclaimed ballet and opera synthesis of The Wooden Prince and the Bluebeard’s Castle. To presents the classic comedy plot of hiding a lover in a wardrobe, Ravel places it on a charming and colourful canvass with new imitative sound shades, sympathetically and accurately responding to humorous and grotesque situations. He offers us an opportunity to both have fun and enjoy the unusual beauty of his fine musical aesthetics.

Running time: 2 hrs with one interval



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