L'enfant et les sortilèges
Fri Apr 26 2013
Time Out says
Posted: Thu Mar 28 2013
BBC Symphony Orchestra under Stéphane Denève, with singers from the Royal Academy of Music, Jean-Baptiste Barrière, video projection, and actor Stephen Mangan .
Poulenc: Suite: 'Les animaux modèles'
Ravel: 'L'enfant et les sortilèges'
(The suite from Poulenc's ballet Les animaux modèles is interspersed with readings of Jean de la Fontaine's fables, in English, by Stephen Mangan. Ravel's opera 'L'enfant et les sortilèges' is presented in a unique production devised by Jean-Baptiste Barrière, in which the singers' faces are filmed and mixed live with digital animations projected onto a screen above the orchestra. Sung in French with English surtitles.)