WILLIAM VINCENT WALLACE (1812-1865): Lurline.
Catalogue Number: 07M056
Description: Between the Irish RTE label, Chandos and now Naxos, we're onto our third British opera-composer resurrection. The Irish Wallace's most enduring stage work was the Italianate Maritana, his first effort; for this 1860 tale of a Lorelei-like Rhine water nymph, he turned to more Germanic means, producing a more ambitous and refined opera with its roots in Weber and Mendelssohn. 2 CDs. Libretto available on-line. Sally Silver (soprano), Keith Lewis (tenor), Donald Maxwell (baritone), David Soar (bass-baritone), Victorian Opera Chorus and Orchestra; Richard Bonynge.