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🙂