Michael White’s Classical News: The Wreckers; L’Incoronazione di Poppea; HGO summer concert

Dame Ethel Smyth by John Singer Sargent THE formidable Edwardian figure of Dame Ethel Smyth never looks – in photographs at least – like someone who could have mustered the raw passion she put into her opera The Wreckers, a piece that hid in the margins of repertoire until Glyndebourne made a decisively successful staging …

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