In this video, Royal Academy Opera performs the enigmatic finale to Ravel’s L'enfant et les sortilèges.

L'enfant et les sortilèges is a magic-realist tale of a child and his less than favourable pursuits. The libretto is by celebrated French fin de siècle writer Colette. Performed alongside Tchaikovsky’s one-act opera Iolanta, the programme was described by Bachtrack as a ‘golden double bill’.

Royal Academy Opera usually performs a fully staged production once a term in the state-of-the-art Susie Sainsbury Theatre.