Monday June 1, 2020

Classical Notes: Historic Stanford opera revealed as Prophet is unveiled online

In 2019 music historian Una Hunt produced the first staging of Dublin-born Charles Villiers Stanford’s debut opera in over 125 years, and it’s now available to view online

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Gavan Ring and John Molloy in Wexford Festival Opera’s staging of The Veiled Prophet which is available to stream on the RTÉ Player

The name Charles Villiers Stanford always seems strangely removed from the city of his birth, Dublin. Why is this so? It‘s possible that he ascended so high in the British musical ranks that he lost touch with his Irish roots. Or, more likely, that we lost contact with him.

It was the Dublin of the 1860s that gave Stanford his taste for opera. There he heard the likes of great visiting superstars such...

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