We would like to draw your attention to the video of Grange Park Opera’s latest production of L’Heure Espagnole by Maurice Ravel and an introduction to the composer by Wasfi Kani, the Company’scharismatic Founder and CEO.
L’heure Espagnole opera (in full) – Grange Park Opera:
The opera was filmed with great hilarity despite social distancing – in a Covid free bubble – in our shop whilst we have been closed for normal business. For the duration of the filming, Torquemada took over our shop as proprietor with his signposted over the front door!
In addition to our premises, we also provided two longcase clocks for the clockmaker’s wife’s lovers to carry around and hide in through clever trick photography!
Sally Clarke, our esteemed restaurateur neighbour, generously provided exquisite cakes and bread to sustain everyone during the production. Indeed, one of her cream cakes has a starring role in the opera!
The beautiful singing was pre-recorded at the Wigmore Hall and the singers acted out their roles in our shop. The whole opera is now available for you to view on YouTube.
It was huge fun to be involved with this fantastical production which has also given us and our clocks great press coverage across social and more traditional media. The latter include articles and pictures in The Times, The Sunday Times and the Evening Standard.
With a fanfare of ticking and chiming clocks we are pleased to announce that the shop is now fully open and we hope very much you will be able to visit us.
Stay safe and I hope Ravel’s wonderful music will help to keep you sane as we finally emerge from the last days of Lockdown.