Sally Silver

"First class singing by any standards" - The Daily Telegraph


Until recently the era of English Romantic Opera (1834–1867) was a closed book to all but a few historians and enthusiasts. It has begun to re-emerge with professional recordings of operas by such once celebrated composers as Michael William Balfe, George Alexander Macfarren, and William Vincent Wallace. But there is one opera that stands out from the rest: Edward James Loder’s Raymond and Agnes, premiered at the Theatre Royal, Manchester, in 1855 and revived at the St James’s Theatre, London, in 1859. Retrospect Opera is  delighted to announce that Richard Bonynge will conduct the Royal Ballet Sinfonia in our recording, scheduled for October 2017, in St Jude’s, Hampstead, London. 

Listen to the recent award - winning Massenet album "Les amoureuses sont des flles" on YouTube or other recordings of Balfe, Sullivan and Wallace on Spotify