Tonight is the premiere of Delius’ rarity Romeo und Julie auf dem Dorfe (A villiage Rome and Juliet). The piece was written in both German and English versions, and had it’s world premiere in Berlin in 1907. It is based on the novella of Gottfried Keller. It has some incredible, lush music and this staging is inventive and simply beautiful to watch. I can say that as I’m not on stage! My part – one of the boatmen – is a melodious short part right near the end of the piece, sung off-stage.