Shot on location, Petr Weigl's film is a spell-binding version of Delius's operatic masterpiece. Based on the timeless tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, the fate of the young lovers Vreli and Sali is mysteriously linked to the enigmatic Dark Fiddler (Thomas Hampson). The drama is set in nineteenth-century Switzerland and includes the celebrated "Walk to the Paradise Garden". Also with the Arnold Schoenberg Choir and the ORF Symphonieorchester. Conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras.