Monday, October 13, 2008

Perelandra: The Opera

The Oxford C.S. Lewis Society and the Donald Swann Estate are planning a production of the opera Perelandra by Donald Swann . The libretto was written by David Marsh. This opera was originally presented in 1964.

Although most people probably remember Swann for the comic and satirical songs which he and his partner Michael Flanders wrote in the 1950s and '60s, it should not be forgotten that he also composed The Road Goes Ever On: A Song Cycle in which he set seven poems of J.R.R. Tolkien to music.

2 comments:

JackieD said...

I forwarded this to my little sister for a laugh, but then she noticed the art contest (she's a student at CalArts) ^_^ even if she doesn't win, thanks for inspiring her!

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