December 21, 2012
Frederick Delius: A Village Romeo and Juliet
Wexford Opera (Ireland)
Wexford Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Rory Macdonald, conductor
CAST: Jessica Muirhead (Vreli); John Bellemer (Sali); Quentin Hayes (Manz); Andrew Greenan (Marti); David Stout (The Dark Fiddler)
Born in England, Delius wrote music inspired by his wide-ranging life, and locales ranging from the sunshine of Florida to the fiords of Norway. In this opera, he takes the traditional story of star-crossed lovers and transplants it to a quiet hamlet in Switzerland.