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L’Enfant Et Les Sortileges, 22 July 1987

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Maurice Ravel

Librettist: Colette

Conductor: Simon Rattle

Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra


Mother: Fiona Kimm

Louis XV Chair: Hyacinth Nicholls

Armchair: Francois Loup

Grandfather Clock: Malcolm Walker

Tom Cat: Malcolm Walker

Teapot: Thierry Dran

Chinese Cup: Louise Winter

Fire: Lillian Watson

Nightingale: Lillian Watson

Shepherdess: Carol Smith

Shepherd: Jady Pearl

Princess: Harolyn Blackwell

Little Old Man: Thierry Dran

Cat: Fiona Kimm

Tree: Francois Loup

Dragonfly: Louise Winter

Bat: Hyacinth Nicholls

Frog: Thierry Dran

Squirrel: Anna Steiger

Owl: Alison Hagley

Child: Cynthia Buchan

Production Team

Original Producer: Frank Corsaro

Staff Director: Stephen Lawless

Set Designer: Maurice Sendak

Costume Designer: Maurice Sendak

Lighting Designer: Robert Ornbo

Choreographer: Jenny Weston

Special Effects: Ronald Chase