Schumann: Das Paradies und die Peri
EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2011
Soprano Susan Gritton sings the part of the Peri, a fairy-like creature born of a fallen angel who attempts three times to be accepted into Paradise. Swiss mezzo soprano Marie-Claude Chappuis sings the supporting role of the Angel and cameo roles are taken by a starry line-up including baritone Florian Boesch as the Man. Sir Roger Norrington leads the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in a vibrato-free performance of this Oratorio and is joined by the Edinburgh Festival Chorus trained by their Artistic Director Christopher Bell. Recorded at the Usher Hall, 12 August 2011.
Schumann Das Paradies und die Peri
Maximilian Schmitt ..... Narrator
Susan Gritton (soprano) ..... Peri
Florian Boesch (baritone) ..... Man
Lydia Teuscher (soprano) ..... Maiden
Marie-Claude Chappuis (mezzo) ..... Angel
Benjamin Hulett (tenor) ..... Young Man
Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Sir Roger Norrington (conductor).