Peri - An Angel between Heaven and Earth

 "An oratorio, but not for the prayer room - but for cheerful people" - this is how Robert Schumann described "Paradise and the Peri", his oriental fairy tale of salvation about the path of suffering and perfection of the light being Peri.

This seems to call for a cheerful break from the rigid form and to turn a respectable concert into an event: "A staged oratorio" is in the program of the 8th Schumann Festival in Düsseldorf, and it was to be the highlight of the renovated festival.


In cooperation with the choreographer Gregor Seyffert, the stages of the city of Gera and the painter Gottfried Helnwein, an extraordinary dance spectacle was created.