Concepción is married to a dull clockmaker, and in repeated attempts to pursue her romantic endeavors, she hides her paramours in an array of grandfather clocks—such is the premise of Ravel’s charming one-act opera, L’Heure espagnole. Charles Dutoit conducts music inspired by the intoxicating rhythms of Spain.
John Mark Ainsley
tenor (Gonzalve, a student poet)
baritone (Don Iñigo Gomez)
San Francisco Symphony
Alborado del gracioso
Nights in the Gardens of Spain
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