The Paradise Files

11 May 2022 - 12 May 2022

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; she has captivated Europe with her 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.

A newly commissioned chamber opera, composed by Errollyn Wallen CBE and directed by Jenny Sealey.

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.


Please visit the Sheffield Theatres website for all ticket prices.

Additional Information

Running time: around 1 hour and 10 minutes (no interval)