We are a small and new organisation devoted to recording 18th-, 19th- and early 20th-century opera by British composers. Britain produced many great operas in those pre-Britten days, but very few are remembered today. We ask you to help us bring them to life again - you can find links to details of our present projects on the left. We're issuing the recordings on our own label.
We've released two CDs. Pickwick is just out, and in October, Opera magazine made our recording of Ethel Smyth’s The Boatswain’s Mate (the first complete recording) their Disc of the Month! Please click here to go to the Sales page; and click on 'What's New' in the left hand panel for more information.
What the critics are saying about The Boatswain’s Mate: ‘... this beautifully presented premiere recording ... conducted with infectious brio by Odaline de la Martinez... Nadine Benjamin’s creamy lyric soprano hits her musical marks in the scena and everywhere else... high production values’ (Opera, October 2016).
‘The recording quality of the music is ideal. The clarity of the singing is never in doubt. ... As a package this is exceptional. It is exactly how ‘revived’ operas should be presented.’ (MusicWeb International).
'This recording, a wholly remarkable achievement, should be in the collection of everyone interested in British music. ... one cannot imagine it being better done.' (Musical Opinion Quarterly, Oct-Dec 2016).
'... it’s wonderful to have The Boatswain in its first full recording ... superbly despatched by De La Martinez’s forces' (BBC Music Magazine, December 2016).
Please scroll down to read endorsements of what we’re doing.