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Ethel Smyth The Boatswain's Mate receives a welcome first recording

Ethel Smyth The Boatswain's Mate; Nadine Benjamin, Edward Lee, Jeremy Huw Williams, Lontano Ensemble, Odaline de la Martinez; Retrospect Opera Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Sep 19 2016 Star rating: 4.0 First recording for Ethel Smyth's charming fourth opera Remarkably, this is only the second of Ethel Smyth's six operas to make it to disc. Despite The Boatswain's Mate being a relatively compact, approachable and tuneful work, one which has managed to garner a modest track record of performances (I heard it performed in Cambridge in the 1980s).
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