Opera Scotland

Light of the World The Light of the World

Music

Arthur Sullivan (born London, 13 May 1842; died London, 22 November 1900)

Text

Composer and George Grove

Source

New Testament

 

Premieres

First Performance: Birmingham (Town Hall), 1873.

First Performance in Scotland : tbc.

 

Background

Sullivan's oratorio The Light of the World was inspired by William Holman Hunt's painting of that name - one of the most popular works of the Pre-Raphaelite school, completed in 1853.

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