True fairy-tale romance

The original Savitri was famous for her encounter with Death, when she persuaded him to return her husband to her.

Now her present-day namesake name has starred in another fine romantic tale, when she was dramatically rescued from captivity. In true fairytale tradition, her rescuer was a fine young hero she’d never met before. But he instantly won her heart, and eloped with her to a new lovenest.

Holst’s short opera tells the story of the original Savitri. Now we almost have another plot 🙂

Read the story here or here.

Posted on August 31, 2007, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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