Opera Scotland

Bronwen

Tours by decade

1920s - 1 tour

1929 - Carl Rosa Opera Company
Fully Staged with Orchestra

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Music

Josef Holbrooke (born Croydon, 5 July 1878; died London, 5 August 1958).

Text

Thomas Ellis.

Source

Celtic legend.

 

Premieres

First Performance: Huddersfield, 1 February 1929.

First Performance in Scotland: Glasgow (Theatre Royal), 8 March 1929.

 

Background

Rather like Rutland Boughton, Holbrooke composed an ambition series of works much influenced by Wagner, but in his case derived from Celtic Mythology. Under the overall title The Cauldron of Annwyn, the three operas were The Children of Don (1912), Dylan, Son of the Wave (1914), and, after a considerable gap, Bronwen (1929).

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