Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fairy Song

This is the “Fairy Song” from an early 20th century opera, “The Immortal Hour.” It is sung by the famous Australian soprano Yvonne Kenny.

Composer Rutland Boughton adapted the libretto from an 1899 play of the same name by Fiona Macleod, (pseudonym of Scottish writer William Sharp). The play was first staged on August 26, 1914, in Glastonbury.

If you click on the Rutland Boughton link above, you will be taken to a site dedicated to him, on which you can hear a few verses of this song as sung by Webster Booth.