Victorian English Opera

 

 

 

 

 

  

Recordings

 (Several of these recordings are private recordings of live stage performances
and their quality can be variable.)

 

Operas

Songs by Victorian English Opera composers

Collections of excerpts from Victorian English Opera

  

Operas

(The recordings below with CD prefix OMT are available from The Oriel Music Trust.)

Balfe, Michael W. The Siege of Rochelle. John Lewis Partnership Music Society, Derek Carden. Balfe Archive,1987. LP/CD.

Balfe, Michael W. The Maid of Artois. Victorian Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Philip Mackenzie. Cameo 2042-3, 2005. CD.

Balfe, Michael W. The Bohemian Girl. National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, Richard Bonynge. Decca 473 077-2, 1991. CD.

Balfe, Michael W. The Daughter of St.Mark.. Gala Opera Group Orchestra, Ken Jones. Rare Recorded Editions SRRE 141/2, nd. 1973. LP

Balfe, Michael W. The Rose of Castile The Radio Eireann Light Orchestra, Dermot O'Hara. Rare Recorded Editions RRE 191/2, Wexford 1951. LP.

Balfe, Michael W. Satanella. Opera Integra, Brian Galloway. Rare Recorded Editions SRRE 173/4, 1977. LP.

Balfe, Michael W. The Sleeping Queen. Soloists of The Opera Theatre Company (Dublin) with piano accompaniment by Una Hunt, NLI CD (1) 002, 2008. CD.

Benedict, Julius. The Lily of Killarney. BBC Northern Orchestra, Stanford Robinson. Rare Recorded Editions RRE 157/8, 1968. LP.  This has now been released as a CD on OMT.

Benedict, Julius. The Lily of Killarney. (excerpts) BBC Concert Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth, OMT 353. CD.

Loder, Edward. Raymond and Agnes. (excerpts) BBC Concert Orchestra, James Lockhart, OMT 355. CD.

Macfarren, George A. Robin Hood. Victorian Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Ronald Corp. Naxos 8.660306-07. CD.

McCunn, Hamish. Jeanie Deans (excerpts), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins, Hyperion CDA 66815. CD.

MacCunn, Hamish. Jeanie Deans (excerpts), BBC Concert Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth, OMT 359. CD.

Stanford, Charles Villiers. The Travelling Companion. (Excerpts) BBC Concert Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth, OMT 358. CD.

Sullivan, Arthur. Ivanhoe. The Prince Consort, David Lyle. Pearl SHE CDS 9615, 1999. CD.

Sullivan, Arthur. Ivanhoe. (excerpts) BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins. OMT 357. CD.

Sullivan, Arthur. Ivanhoe. The BBC National Orchestra of Wales, David LLoyd-Jones. Chandos 1058, 2010. CD

Sullivan, Arthur. The Beauty Stone. The BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Rory Macdonald  (CHAN 10794 (2))

Wallace, William V. Maritana. RTE Concert Orchestra, Proinnsías O'Duinn, Marco Polo 8.223406-7, 1996, reissued on 8.660308-09, 2011. CD.

Wallace, William V. Maritana. (excerpts) BBC Concert Orchestra, James Lockhart. OMT 356. CD.

Wallace, William Vincent. Lurline. Victorian Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Richard Bonynge. Naxos 8.660293-94. 2010. CD.

  

Songs

Balfe, Michael W. Balfe: Songs and Arias., Kay Jordan, Peter Dempsey, Guy Rowland. Victorian Opera Northwest WRW 204-2, 2008.

Balfe, Michael W. Michael William Balfe 1808-1870 - Songs and Ballads Rediscovered. Sally Silver, Richard Bonynge, Guild 7358. CD. An excerpt from "The green trees whispered", one of seven Longfellow poems that Balfe set, can be found here. Other than one song, they are a completely different selection than that recorded by Victorian Opera Northwest on WRW 204-2.

 Wallace, William Vincent. Songs by William Vincent Wallace. Sally Silver, Richard Bonynge (SOMMCD 0131). CD.  An excerpt from "Through the pathless forest drear" can be heard here and from "Bird of the Wild Wing" here 

 Wallace, William Vincent. Album 1854 by William Vincent Wallace. Máire Flavin, students from the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Una Hunt. Limited edition CD from RTÉ Lyric fm.

 

Collections

The Power of Love. Deborah Riedel, Australian Opera Orchestra, Richard Bonynge. Melba 301082, 2000. CD. Selection of arias by Balfe, Wallace, Sullivan and Faraday

British Opera Overtures, Victorian Opera Orchestra, Richard Bonynge, SOMM CD 0123, 2013. CD. Selection of English opera overtures.

A collection of recordings and scores of some early 19th century theatre, art and popular songs is available at http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/douglass/music/index.html

 

 

 

 

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