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Stanford's "The Veiled Prophet" at Wexford 2019

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« on: February 14, 2019, 04:17:30 pm »

A major event this: performances at Wexford of Stanford's first opera "The Veiled Prophet" (1877, pub. 1881), of which some excerpts are included on the Naxos recording of his sublime Requiem (1897)...

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"A piece is worth your attention, and is itself for you praiseworthy, if it makes you feel you have not wasted your time over it." (Sydney Grew, 1922)

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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2019, 08:18:16 am »

Stanford seems to be the new Cellier: going from zero operas heard recently to two in no time. The Critic is the one I want to hear most of all, but no one seems very interested in it. Seems to be a sort of Irish Ariadne Auf Naxos
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