Links

These are all useful websites, some with information, and some where you can buy various British opera recordings:

* www.victorianenglishopera.org/ has all sorts of information about 19th-century British opera with an original English libretto.

* http://www.britishandirishworld.com/ is the major site about Michael William Balfe.

* http://www.victorianoperanorthwest.org/ has recorded several British operas of the 19th century, as well as a particularly fine CD of overtures (see the SOMM entry, below).

* http://www.carlrosatrust.org.uk/ is about the Carl Rosa touring opera company. The Trust maintains a substantial and significant archive of world importance, of 19th- and early 20th-century performing materials. It is housed in state-of-the-art archival conditions at Liverpool Public Library. Here is the Library’s website.

* http://www.operascotland.org/ is building an ever-more comprehensive history of opera in Scotland, right up to the present day. A superb resource.

* Victorian opera overtures:
http://www.somm-recordings.com/somm/ifield.php?id=198

* Falstaff (Balfe):
http://shop.rte.ie/Product/Balfe-Falstaff-2-CD-Set/1325/2221.5

* Robin Hood (Macfarren):
http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.660306-07

* Lurline (William Vincent Wallace):
http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.660293-94

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