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Articles on English opera of this era

Articles on those involved in English opera of this era

Other articles relating to English opera of this era

Articles on English opera of this era

Ahlquist, Karen."Masculinity and legitimacy on the English musical stage:the mature male,1800-1845", Women and Music, (June 1st), 2004.

Beale, Robert. "Opera in Manchester",  Manchester Sounds, Volume 6, (2005-6), pp.71-97.

Bennett, Joseph."Victorian Music. VI. Opera", The Musical Times, Vol.38, No.652, (June 1 1897), pp.371-374.

Burdekin, Russell. "O Vision Entrancing". Brief summary of  a British Opera Study Day sponsored by CHOMBEC at the University of Bristol, June 12th, 2010.

Burdekin, Russell. "What's in a title?" An article on the changing ways that female singers were titled in the first half of the 19th century can be found here.

Burdekin, Russell. "The Many Lives of The Mountain Sylph" .The later history of Barnett's opera The Mountain Sylph adapted from a paper given at the 5th International "Music on Stage" conference, Rose Bruford College, Sidcup, Kent, UK on October 18-19, 2014.

Burdekin, Russell. Rodwell’s Letter to the Musicians of Great Britain: an attempt to build a bastion for English opera. Paper presented at the “Opéra sans Frontières: Musicians and Migration in a Globalised World” conference, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, September 12, 2017.

Carr, Bruce."The First All-Sung English 19th-Century Opera", The Musical Times, Vol.115, No.1572, (February, 1974), pp.125-126.

Choragus. "Opera in English". Music and Letters, Volume XIII, No.1, (January, 1932), pp.1-10.

Corder, Frederick A. "Sir Henry Bishop's Operas". The Musical Times, Vol.26, No.506, (April 1st, 1885), pp.189-193.

Corder, Frederick A. and Henry R. Bishop. "The Operas of Sir Henry Bishop". The Musical Quarterly, Vol.4, No.1, (January, 1918), pp.78-97.

Edgecombe, Rodney S. "The Mountain Sylph: A Forgotten Exemplar of English Romantic Opera". The Opera Quarterly, Volume 18, No.1, (Winter, 2002), pp.26-39.

Hartog, Dilys. "Jessy Lea and Ages Ago". Opera, Vol.39, No.8, (August, 1988), pp.1010-1011.

Lunn, H.C. "English Opera". The Musical Times, Vol.16, No. 361,(March 1st), 1873, pp.8-9.

Rodmell, Paul. "A Tale of Two Operas: Stanford's 'Savonarola' and 'The Canterbury Pilgrims' from Gestation to Production", Music and Letters, Vol. 78, No.1 (February,1997), pp. 77-91 .

Salaman, Charles K. "English Opera (Continued)". The Musical Times, Vol.18, No.411 (May 1st, 1877), pp.211- 214.

Salaman, Charles K. "English Opera (Concluded)". The Musical Times, Vol.18, No.412, (June 1st, 1877), pp.268- 271.

Temperley, Nicholas."The English Romantic opera" in Opera 66,ed.Charles Osborne, pp.133-143. (London: Alan Ross, 1966).

Temperley, Nicholas. "English Romantic opera". Opera, (April, 1966), pp. 272 - 278.

Articles on those involved in English opera of this era

Banister, Henry C. "The Life and Work of Sir G. A. Macfarren". Proceedings of the Musical Association, 1887-1888, pp.67-88.

Banister, Henry C. "Sir G.A. Macfarren". Address to the Conference of the Blind and their Friends, (July 1890), Cambridge: Fitzwilliam Museum, MU MS 586.

Burdekin, Russell. "Sir George Alexander Macfarren, his life and his operas".  British Music Society Journal, Volume 32,( 2010), pp. 84 - 108.

Davison, James, W. "George Alexander Macfarren". The Musical World, Vol.41, No.9, (February 28th),1863, pp.131-132.

Grant, David."A reappraisal of W. Vincent Wallace". British Music Society Journal, Volume 25, (2003), pp. 60 - 80.

Grant, David. "William Vincent Wallace and Music in Australia 1835-38" in Ireland, Australia and New Zealand : history, politics and culture. eds. Laurence M. Geary and Andrew J. McCarthy (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2008).

Macfarren, Walter C. "Professor Sir G.A. Macfarren: A tribute in Loving Memory". The Sunday Review, (January 1888), pp.1-8.

Macfarren, Walter C. "George Alexander Macfarren".The Royal Academy Magazine, Volume 1, (London: Royal Academy of Music, 1900), pp.14-18.

Pettit, Maxwell W. "Sir George Alexander Macfarren; the Compleat Victorian". British Music Society Journal, Volume 8, (1986), pp. 26-35.

Thompson, Brian C. Henri Drayton, English Opera and Anglo-American Relations, 1850 - 72. Journal of the Royal Musical Association, Volume 136, No. 2, (2011), pp. 247-303 can be downloaded from

Walker, Ray. "Taking Opera to the People", a note on the study day on Travelling Opera in the late 19th, 20th and early 21st centuries held at the Royal Academy of Music on October 26, 2013 and entitled Wandering Minstrels (programme here)

Walsh, Basil."Balfe in Italy".The Opera Quarterly. Vol. 18 No. 4, (Winter 2002/03)

Walsh, Basil. "Balfe: The Irish Italian". History Ireland. Vol. 11, No. 1, (Spring 2003)

Walsh, Basil. "An Anglo-Irish Rossini?". Opera. (February 2008) 

Other articles relating to English opera of this era

British Opera Overtures - some details on the content of SOMM CD 0123: British Opera Overtures.

Comment and photographs of the 2014 New Sussex Opera performance of Weber's Oberon.


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