Lennox Berkeley: Nelson - Opera in three acts / Howarth, The BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers

Lennox Berkeley: Nelson - Opera in three acts / Howarth, The BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers

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The opera centres on the love affair of Horatio Nelson, and Emma, Lady Hamilton. Completed in 1951, it was first performed in full in 1954. The British Embassy in Naples is the scene of a birthday party for Nelson, arranged to celebrate his victory at the Nile. He appears with ‘the sadness of the world upon his lips’ and while the other guests are dancing, Nelson, with Emma Hamilton, the Ambassador’s wife, beside him, hears a servant foretell his future unhappiness. This releases the passionate feelings of the couple for each other and the conflict in their lives.



Product Description:


  • Catalog Number: SRCD2392


  • UPC: 5020926239228


  • Label: Lyrita


  • Composer: Lennox Berkeley


  • Conductor: Elgar Howarth


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra


  • Performer: Anthony Smith, Brian Rayner Cook, David Johnston, Eiddwen Harrhy, Elizabeth Bainbridge, Eric Shilling, Francis Egerton, Harry Nicoll, Margaret Kingsley, Mary Thomas, Philip O'Reilly, Richard Angas, Richard Jackson, Roger Heath, Stephen Varcoe