Ronald Corp

Conductor & Composer

George Alexander Macfarren

George Alexander MacfarrenROBIN HOOD

Nicky Spence, tenor
Kay Jordan, soprano
George Hulbert, baritone
Louis Horst, bass
Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, tenor
Magdalen Ashman, mezzo-soprano

The John Powell Singers
Victorian Opera Chorus and Orchestra
Ronald Corp, conductor

Total duration:  2 hours 38′ 32″

‘With Ronald Corp controlling the music… one knew – without hearing a single note – that we were in good, safe hands with Robin Hood.’

Stan Meares, BMS News 132, December 2011

‘A gentle and refreshing lyricism about this score…above all in the love theme heard first in the overture, expanded into Marian’s big solo “True Love”, and used recurrently thereafter.

‘The solo singing is admirably led by Nicky Spence, exhilarating in his ballads… and the compelling prison scene.

‘A work particularly rich in male choruses… A key work in British operatic history [has been] disinterred and recorded to such a high overall standard…’

Andrew Lamb, Opera, March 2012

NAXOS 8.660306/7

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