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Perelandra the Opera

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in or organising a public festival/exhibition/event

Judith Wolfe - Organiser

Brendan Wolfe - Organiser

Perelandra the Opera

In 2009 the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society & the Donald Swann Estate presented Perelandra the Opera

Music : Donald Swann
Libretto : David Marsh
Based on the book by C.S. Lewis

The opera was written in collaboration with C.S. Lewis between 1960 and 1964. The sale of the film rights shortly after Lewis' death, however, placed a long-term embargo on its performance. The opera has now received a long-awaited second premiere, in concert, in its original, three-act version. Performances were at Keble College Chapel, Oxford (25 June 2009) and at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford (26 June 2009). The performance run was accompanied by a two-day international colloquium on C.S. Lewis' Perelandra.

Producer
Jun 2009

Perelandra the Opera

Duration1 Jun 2009 → …
CityOxford
CountryUnited Kingdom

Event: Other

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