L.A. Phil Plays Schumann's Paradise & the Peri
Robert Schumann's musical talent was so great that he left his job as a lawyer to make a living as a virtuoso pianist -- but when a hand injury ended that dream, the tormented genius threw himself into composing instead, creating some of the most celebrated works of the Romantic era. In this performance by the L.A. Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Gustavo Dudamel conducts Schumann's celebrated oratorio Paradise and the Peri. Based on a story by 19th-century Irish poet Thomas Moore, the piece tells the tale of a peri -- a fairy-like spirit from Persian mythology -- that has been cast out of heaven until it can find a suitable gift for God. For this immersive concert production, operatic mastermind Peter Sellars teams up with media artist Refik Anadol to create an unprecedented and immersive staging that will bring the L.A. Phil's season to a riveting conclusion.
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The last date listed for Schumann Focus: Das Paradies was Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pm.