THE WEEK IN CLASSICAL: L'ENFANT ET LES SORTILèGES; LOVE LIES AND JUSTICE – REVIEW

“The phantasmagoria is constant,” Ravel said – needlessly – of his magic-filled opera L’enfant et les sortilèges (The Child and the Spells). This short lyric fantasy, about a rude infant and the lessons of loneliness, has countless roles and many dramaturgical challenges: a duet for teapot and china cup; a mother represented by a giant skirt; a coloratura princess torn from a fairytale ...