L’Enfant et les Sortilèges – the movie!

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.

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One Response to L’Enfant et les Sortilèges – the movie!

  1. scillagrace says:

    There is another version with the Nederlands Dans Theater, Orchestra National de Paris and Lorin Maazel. My father gave the video to my children when they were young. Here’s a blog post that contains the youtube. http://theomniscientmussel.com/2008/04/ravel-lenfant-et-les-sortileges-video/

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