William Vincent Wallace: Lurline ()

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composed by William Vincent Wallace

British composer William Wallace's grand opera Lurline (1848) never quite achieved the success of his 1845 Maritana, which remained in the repertoire of many English opera companies into the early 20th century, but it's fascinating to hear an example of mid-19th century English opera, a genre that's virtually unknown to modern audiences. Its conventions are perhaps most familiar as the style that Arthur Sullivan so savagely and brilliantly lampooned, so even listeners who have never heard this music itself will probably ...

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William Vincent Wallace: Lurline
2010, Naxos

UPC: 730099029377

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