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Composer: Smyth, Dame Ethel (1858-1944)

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Year of birth1858
Year of death1944
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
May 2018
Evening performance
Matinee performance
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New York CityMozart Requiem/Smythe The Prison

Mozart, Smyth
Mark Shapiro; The Cecilia Chorus of New York; Chelsea Shephard; Tobias Greenhalgh; Danielle Beckvermit

HerefordOpening Night

Opening Night
Ireland, Smyth
Philharmonia Orchestra; Geraint Bowen; Eleanor Dennis; Madeleine Shaw; Paul Nilon; Neal Davies

LondonProm 24: A Hero's Life

Smyth, Dvořák, Strauss R.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Otto Tausk; Daniel Müller-Schott

StockholmJoana Carneiro conducts the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic

Joana Carneiro conducts the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic
Smyth, Kien, Maier-Röntgen, Palmér
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Joana Carneiro; Claudia Bonfiglioli; Laura Stephenson

StockholmMartinu and Smyth

Martinu and Smyth
Martinů, Smyth
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo; Catriona Morison; Frank Peter Zimmermann; Eric Ericson Chamber Choir
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Ethel Smyth’s The Wreckers thrillingly staged in New York

Louis Otey (Pascoe) © Cory Weaver
Bard SummerScape made musical history by presenting the first full staging of British composer Ethel Smyth’s opera The Wreckers. Born in 1858 and dying in 1944, Smyth was celebrated in her day (John Singer Sargent painted her portrait in 1901) not only for her compositions, but for being an openly bisexual member of the suffrage movement.
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