75. Sāvitri (Gustav Holst)

Chamber opera in 1 act Composer & librettist: Gustav Holst First performed: Wellington Hall, London, 5 December 1916 (amateur performance) First professional performance: Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London, 23 June 1921, conducted by Arthur Bliss SĀVITRISopranoDorothy SilkSATYAVĀN, her husbandTenorSteuart WilsonDEATHBassClive Carey SETTING: Ancient India ★★★★ Sāvitri is the story of the loyal wife who tricks death to save … Continue reading 75. Sāvitri (Gustav Holst)

19. At the Boar’s Head & The Wandering Scholar (Gustav Holst)

AT THE BOAR’S HEAD A musical interlude in one act The libretto taken from Shakespeare’s King Henry IV The music, founded on old English melodies, by Gustav Holst (Op. 42) First performed: Palace Theatre, Manchester, 3 April 1925 Sir John FALSTAFFBassNorman AllinPRINCE HALTenorTudor DaviesPOINSBass BARDOLPHBaritone PETOTenor GADSHILLBaritone PISTOLBaritone PISTOL'S TWO COMPANIONSBaritones HOSTESS (DAME QUICKLY)Soprano DOLL TEARSHEETMezzoConstance WillisSoldiers (unseen)Baritones A Drawer   SETTING: The upper room … Continue reading 19. At the Boar’s Head & The Wandering Scholar (Gustav Holst)