L’heure espagnole

L’heure espagnole (1967) was an opera production by The Norwegian National Opera. L’heure espagnole was a Norwegian premiere, based on the opera in one act of the same title by Maurice Ravel, which in turn was based on a comedy by Franc Nohain. The production was performed on The Norwegian National Opera’s main stage in Folketeateret.

The director was Per Bronken.

L’heure espagnole was performed together with the ballets Apollon Musagète (choreography by George Balanchine, music by Igor Stravinsky) and Napoli, Act III, (choreography by August Bournonville, music by Niels Wilhelm Gade and Edgar Helstad).


(Objekt ID 65783)
Object type Production
Premiere March 3, 1967
Produced by The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet
Based on L’heure espagnole by Maurice Ravel, Franc Nohain
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Keywords Opera, One-act Play
Running period March 3, 1967  


Anne-Margrethe Skari’s private archive. Donated by Anne-Margrethe Skari, 17.11.2021

Repertoire archive, The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, 18.05.2018.

Contributors (12)
Name Role
Franc Nohain – Libretto
Anna-Karin Kiran – Translation
Per Bronken – Direction
Zdenko Peharda – Musical direction
Maurice Ravel – Composer
Christian Egemar – Stage design
Christian Egemar – Costume design
Mirjana Dančuo – Singer (Concepcion, Torquemadas kone)
Tor Gilje – Singer (Gonzalvo, en skjønnånd)
Thorbjørn Lindhjem – Singer (Inigo Gomez, bankier)
Olav Ryan – Singer (Torquemada, urmaker)
Jan Sødal – Singer (Ramiro, eseldriver)
Performance dates
March 3, 1967Hovedscenen i Folketeaterbygningen National premiere, Norway