Entries from THE DRESSING tagged with 'The Boatswain's Mate'

Revival of The Boatswain's Mate, A Comic Opera

What if I were young again, careless and gay, What if I were young again, just for to-day? The hot sun in glory setting, With gold thread the vine leaves fretting... Ah well I know, if my heart were still young, Where my thoughts would be now! The Boatswain's Mate, Part 1, Scene VI, Mrs. Waters British composer Ethel Smyth (1858-1944) wrote her fourth opera The Boatswain's Mate as a comic piece that is focused on the serious subject of age versus youth. Sir Thomas Beecham premiered The Boatswain's Mate with his newly formed opera company at the Shaftesbury Theatre...

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