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The Paradis Files

Mercury Theatre

Saturday 23rd April 2022
19:30 - 19:30
Balkerne Gate
Standard - 23rd April 2022
Min: £13.50
Max: £23.50
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An extraordinary blind musician. A family hell-bent on a cure.

In the glittering salons of 18th-century Vienna, Maria-Theresia von Paradis is a star. Pianist, composer, touring musician; this pupil of Salieri and friend (and alleged lover) of Mozart has captivated Europe with her own sensational talent. They call her *The Blind Enchantress*.

Yet behind this dazzling success story there are darker forces at work. Some of those closest to Maria-Theresia are looking to profit from her blindness. Others are looking to ‘cure’ her – whatever it takes.

In this newly commissioned chamber opera, directed by **Jenny Sealey **and with music by **Errollyn Wallen CBE, ** this extraordinary woman is finally drawn out of the shadows to reclaim her place in the spotlight of music history.

**All performances will creatively integrate BSL, captioning and audio description.**

Commissioned by **The Stables** for IF: Milton Keynes International Festival. A **Graeae Theatre Company** production in partnership with **BBC Concert Orchestra** and **Curve Theatre**.

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