Retrospect Opera for a recording of Ethel Smyth’s operatic comedy

A new company called Retrospect Opera devoted to professional recordings of neglected British operas from the past plans to record « The Boatswain’s Mate », a wonderful operatic comedy by Virginia Woolf’s friend Ethel Smyth. It was completed exactly a century ago in 1914 and was first performed in 1916.

Everything is set up for a recording in January and funding is now being collected.

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Contact: David Chandler, Doshisha University, Kyoto, <>