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The Paradis Files

Graeae Theatre and BBC Concert Orchestra combine in Errollyn Wallen's new opera The Paradis Files about 18th-century musician Maria Theresia von Paradis. Jenny Sealey directs.

Graeae Theatre Company and members of the BBC Concert Orchestra combine in Errollyn Wallen's new chamber opera The Paradis Files. Composer and pianist Maria Theresia von Paradis was a pupil of Salieri and friend of Mozart and graced the aristocratic salons of 18th-century Vienna. As she concentrates on her performing and teaching career, we uncover a dark secret from her youth as she battles against all those who insist on trying to cure her of her blindness.

Librettists Nicola Werenowska and Selina Mills
Composer Errollyn Wallen
Directed by Jenny Sealey

The Paradis Files
Maria Theresia von Paradis... Bethan Langford
Gerda, The Maid / Soprano Gossip... Ella Taylor
Hilde, The Baroness von Paradis... Maureen Brathwaite
Salieri / A Doctor / Tenor Gossip... Ben Thapa
Joseph, The Baron von Paradis / A Doctor / Baritone Gossip... Omar Ebrahim
A Doctor/ Alto Gossip... Andee-Louise Hypolite

Members of the BBC Concert Orchestra:
Violin – Charles Mutter
Double bass – Dominic Worsley
Percussion – James Gambold
Accordion – Milos Milivojevic
Piano – Jelena Marakova
Conductor Andrea Brown

17 days left to listen

1 hour, 24 minutes

Music Played

  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Danse macabre, Op 40

    Performer: Karl‐Ove Mannberg. Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: James DePreist.
    • Saint-Saens: Organ Symphony etc: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra/DePreist.
    • BIS.
    • 4.


  • Sat 18 Jun 2022 20:35