Le Heure Espagnolle

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Composer:

Maurice Ravel

Librettist:

Franc Nohain

Premiere:

19 May 1911, Paris (Opéra-Comique)

Language:

French

Synopsis:

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Libretto:

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About the opera Le Heure Espagnolle

L'heure espagnole is a one-act opera, described as a comédie musicale, with music by Maurice Ravel to a French libretto by Franc-Nohain, based on his play ('comédie-bouffe') of the same name first performed at the Théâtre de l'Odéon on 28 October 1904. The title can be translated literally as "The Spanish Hour", but the word "heure" more importantly means "time" - "Spanish Time", with the connotation "How They Keep Time in Spain". Ravel had been at work on the music as early as 1907.
The opera was first performed at the Opéra-Comique, Paris on 19 May 1911, in a double-bill with Thérèse by Jules Massenet; after the initial nine performances it was not revived. The Paris Opéra presented it on 5 December 1921 with Fanny Heldy as Concepción, and it enjoyed more success. The opera returned to the Opéra-Comique in 1945 where it continued in the repertoire. Outside France, L'heure espagnole was first seen at Covent Garden in 1919, Chicago and New York in 1920, Brussels in 1921, followed by Basel and Rotterdam (1923), Prague (1924), Hamburg, Stockholm (1925), reaching Buenos Aires in 1932 and Cairo in 1934. The opera was performed for the first time in Canada at the 1961 Montreal Festivals.
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Roles in Le Heure Espagnolle

Torquemada Tenor
Concepción Mezzo-Soprano
Gonzalve Tenor
Ramiro Baritone
Don Iñigo Gomez Bass

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Arias from Le Heure Espagnolle

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Voila ce que j'apelle une femme charmante Popularity:

Opera: Heure Espagnolle, LeComposer: RavelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Ramiro
2Oh! la pitoyable aventure Popularity:

Opera: Heure Espagnolle, LeComposer: RavelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Concepción
3Sans horloge Popularity:

Opera: Heure Espagnolle, LeComposer: RavelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Concepción