The A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute presents two one-act French operas from the 20th
century. First, Gabriel Pierné’s “Sophie Arnould.” Sophie was a famous singer during
the time of the last half of the 18th century. In her retirement, her former lover
Dorval makes a visit and a long-held secret is revealed.
“L’heure espagnole” (“The Spanish Hour”) is a comic opera by Maurice Ravel. A jealous
husband, a wife with a roving eye, and a muleteer meet at a clock shop one morning.
Time is ticking in this delightful comedy.