There was an opera of PERELANDRA, composed by Donald Swann. He visited
Lewis once to discuss it and I conclude CSL was not hostile to the notion,
though I doubt he ever attended the production (someone may know better than
me on this, though). Swann, half of the comedy duo Flanders & Swann, was
also a serious composer who put some of Tolkien's songs to music, as well.
He must have liked our authors.
(Competition now open for opera from a Charles Williams work. Which one
would be best?)
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From: "Lezlie" <lezlie1@...>
Very enjoyable! You know...there might *be* a ballet in Perelandra ...
the Muses know that stranger material has been mined for ballet
choreographers (if that's the terminology). I suspect Lewis would
disapprove of "that modern stuff", though. Lezlie