Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Monday, 29 August 2016

Women in Music: Martinez conducts Ethel Smyth's Opera

We have a new CD in stock - Ethel Smyth's, The Boatswain's Mate.  

The first complete recording is released by Retrospect Opera, and Cuban conductor Odaline de la Martinez conducts the Lontano Ensemble.  

Smyth lived from 1858-1944.  The opera is a comedy in one act and two parts.  As well as a modern recording, there are also excerpts recorded in 1916, and additionally, the overture to The Wreckers, recorded in 1930 and conducted by Ethel Smyth herself.

Don't underestimate the power of those early 20th century ladies! 

*Boatswain is pronounced, and sometimes spelled, Bosun. We made sure you could find it either way in the Whittaker Library Catalogue. Here.

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