Reinventing a Classic: 'A Village Romeo and Juliet'


THE HIT SINGLE: "Walk to the Paradise Garden"

The opera's most famous moment may also be the most popular number Delius ever composed. It's the orchestral interlude preceding Scene Six, heard as Sali and Vreli make their fateful walk to Paradise Garden.  

THE B SIDE: "If We Two Hold Together"

In the gentle duet that ends Scene Two, the teenaged Sali and Vreli realize that their lifelong friendship has turned to love, and hope that if they can stay together, their family problems will somehow work themselves out.