Trying to find the evocative forest music from Ravel’s gorgeous child opera, L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, I came across the whole thing on video. So much dancing! And is there nothing more adorable than children singing in French? No live cat sex, unfortunately, but as always, I teared up when the child mourns his lost princess, with words by Colette that even resonate in English:
You, the heart of the rose, you, the white lily’s scent you, your hands and your crown, your blue eyes and your jewels…You’ve only left me, like a moon-ray, a golden hair upon my shoulder…and fragments of a dream.