Village Romeo and Juliet, A

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Village Romeo and Juliet, A (Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe). Opera in 6 tableaux by Delius to Ger. lib. by composer based on short story Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe from coll. of Novellen entitled Die Leute von Seldwyla (1856) by Gottfried Keller (1819–90). Comp. 1899–1901. Prod. Berlin 1907, cond. Cassirer, London CG 1910, cond. Beecham, Washingon DC 1972. The intermezzo between scenes 5 and 6 was rewritten and extended in 1906 to cover the scene-change and became known in the concert-hall as the ‘Walk to the Paradise Garden’. Suite for orch. arr. Fenby (1948).