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(Ravel: L'Enfant et les sortilèges). Mez. Naughty and rude to his mother, he is punished. Cross about this, he has a tantrum and throws and kicks furniture and other objects around the house and garden—and the cat. All these items come to life and torment him. He becomes very frightened. When his pet squirrel is injured, he bandages its paw. Amazed and touched by the gesture, the various animals and furniture help him find his Mother. Created (1925) by Marie‐Thérèse Gauley.

Subjects: Opera.


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