A Village Romeo and Juliet

Marking the 150th anniversary year of Delius's birth, Ronald Corp conducts the New London Orchestra and Chorus in the composer's rarely heard opera 'A Village Romeo and Juliet' - its first London performance in fifty years. Based on the story of the same title from the first series of the Swiss author Gottfried Keller's 'Die Leute von Selwyla', the work - whose six scenes include the orchestral favourite, 'The Walk to the Paradise Garden' - stars a cast of English music specialists: Andrew Staples as Sali, the village boy who falls in love with Vreli (played by Anna Devin) despite the intervention of their graspingly materialistic fathers: Christopher Maltman's Manz and Andrew Shore's Marti.


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