A performance of Maurice Ravel’s ‘L’heure espagnole' filmed at Howard Walwyn Fine Antique Clocks.

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The dealership has hosted the filming of a witty reboot of Maurice Ravel’s ‘opera comique’ L’heure espagnole. With live theatre performances still severely restricted by Covid-19, Grange Park Opera of Surrey has been looking for alternative venues.

L’heure espagnole is about an unwitting clockmaker and his rather flighty wife, who experiences romantic complications one afternoon, while her husband is out on municipal business.

The soundtrack for L’heure espagnole was recorded at London’s Wigmore Hall. During filming, this audio soundtrack is played back, while the singers mime to their own recording.

It will be available to enjoy from March 20 completely for free, at the website below.