Bay Shore Lyric Opera


Breathtaking, passionate, inspiring opera for the community


L'Enfant et les Sortileges

"The Child and the Spells"


May 16, 2015 at 7pm at Canada College

(produced in collaboration with the Redwood Symphony)

Ravel's The Child and the Spells sounds like a variation on Toy Story, but it was written decades earlier. A young boy, who has always mistreated his toys, pets and even the plants and animals outside the house, finds himself the object of their revenge! This one-hour opera, presented with the Bay Shore Lyric Opera, is a gorgeous and very funny collection of characters, including a singing duo of meowing cats, arias for a teacup and a sofa, with interpolations of jazz and even Puccini. Presented with supertitles Former Redwood Symphony member Robert Marcus returns to perform Brahms's first clarinet sonata, here orchestrated lovingly by the great Italian composer, Luciano Berio. This is the clarinet concerto that Brahms never got around to writing! Individual tickets will be available later this summer.

See below the utube video of our favorite production....done in South America