Opera Scotland

Fête Galante

Music

Ethel Smyth (born Marylebone, London, 23 April 1858; died Woking, 9 May 1944.

Text

Edward Buxton Shanks

Source

Story by Maurice Baring (1874-1945)

 

Premieres

First Performance: Birmingham (), 4 June 1923.

First Performance in Scotland: Glasgow (Theatre Royal), 17 November 1923.

 

Background

Described as a Dance-Dream, Fête Galante progressed on tour from Birmingham to Covent Garden on 11 June, before progressing on a tour that included Glasgow. It was revived at the Royal College of Music in 1925.

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