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Do take a look at this interview, about Dame Ethel Smyth, broadcast through Pyrford TV ARTS, the Spring Edition. It’s between Tim Matthews and our own Chris Wiley. In the background, you’ll hear parts of the Overture to The Boatswain’s Mate, from Retrospect's recording. It’s really interesting, very well done, and lasts about eight and a quarter minutes. Thank you Chris, Tim, and Pyrford TV Arts! It’s also available through this Youtube link - our bit starts at about 9:04.

We’ve re-released the 1994 recording of Smyth’s The Wreckers, conducted by Odaline de la Martinez. We've retained the original artwork but re-packaged it, and also added an invaluable Foreword by Dr Christopher Wiley, which brings Smyth’s reception history up to date. Please click on the CD Sales tab, above. We sell worldwide and take a variety of payment methods!

We've teamed up with the distributor Discovery - we’re looking forward to developing the collaboration, which is enabling our CDs to be even more widely available.

We released Christmas Gambols and The Musical Tour of Mr Dibdin, by Charles Dibdin last November. Please click on the CD Sales tab above, for more details. 

Dibdin was an extremely important figure in the history of English comic opera, and of song, and we’re delighted with the response we’ve had to the CD. We’re recording  another CD of music by Dibdin later this year, called Dibdin’s Shakespeare.

We’re close to sending Loder’s glorious Gothic opera Raymond and Agnes off to press. We recorded this last October, with Richard Bonynge conducting the Royal Ballet Sinfonia. Richard is extremely impressed with the opera and very happy with how the recording went.

Our soloists were amazing: Majella Cullagh (Agnes), Mark Milhofer (Raymond), Andrew Greenan (the Baron), Carolyn Dobbin (Madelina), Quentin Hayes (Antoni), Alessandro Fisher (Theodore), Alexander Robin Baker (Francesco), Timothy Langston (Landlord), Philip Wilcox (Roberto) and David Horton (Martini).

We have a strong team involved, but are always glad of further financial support! Please click on the Listening Rooms link above to hear extracts from the 2015 concert in Bath, with the Bath Philharmonia. The 2-CD set will include all the dialogue, and the booklet will include the libretto.

And do click on the link in the left hand panel for more details.

Don’t forget - we sell worldwide! 

We’re fundraising for another of Ethel Smyth’s operas, Fête Galante. The left hand panel is the place to click on to find out more!

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