Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Poisoned Kiss


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Ralph Vaughan Williams

The Poisoned Kiss


Pamela Helen Stephen (Mezzo-Soprano), Emer McGilloway (Mezzo-Soprano), Anne Collins (Contralto), Helen Williams (Soprano), Mark Richardson (Bass), John Graham-Hall (Tenor), Roderick Williams (Baritone), Richard Stuart (Baritone), Neal Davies (Baritone), Janice Watson (Soprano), James Gilchrist (Tenor)

Adrian Partington Singers

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Richard Hickox (Conductor)

Premiere recording An opera in three acts. Libretto by Evelyn Sharp and Ralph Vaughan Williams

The music is enchanting, a mixture of parodies together with waltzes and tangos. An inspiration seems to have been The Beggar’s Opera and of course folk-song. It is VW at his most lyrical and endearing… The cast give every indication of having enjoyed their acquaintance with the score… The recording is superb and Chandos are to be thanked for filling the major gap in the VW discography.’ Sunday Telegraph

‘Praise to the conductor Richard Hickox and the orchestra, who give this work an ideal performance, right from the sensational overture.’ American Record Guide

The Opera may have a rather twee feel, but there is too much good music to leave it neglected. Hickox makes as good a case for the piece as can be imagined. Well worth exploring.’ Gramophone Editor’s Choice

‘Hickox has already shown that The Pilgrim’s Progress and Sir John in Love can work and here brings out the best in The Poisoned Kiss.’ BBC Music Magazine