An Englishman, a Frenchman, a German, an Italian and a Spaniard all get washed up on a remote desert island. The colourful flora and fauna suggest an enticing paradise, and the resident nymphs prove pleasantly attentive. But a shadow is cast when our intrepid Europeans discover that this tropical speck of land is ruled by a capricious sorceress – a mere 800 years old, and drop-dead gorgeous – who has the disconcerting habit of transforming her discarded lovers into rocks, trees or animals. But it is so difficult to resist falling in love…

There will be a pre-concert talk at 6:00pm.