SCHUMANN: Paradise and the Peri
About 2 hours, 10 minutes with intermission
This concert is part of Series 2
- The story follows a peri, a being of both celestial and earthly origins, who makes three sacred attempts at the gates of heaven.
- Schumann’s masterwork sets text from Lalla-Rookh, an ultra-Romantic collection of verse by Irish poet Thomas Moore.
- Schumann’s oratorio was an instant success and put his name on the international scene.
- What's an oratorio? We're glad you asked.