Personalities | Ethel Smyth | Modern Era | Opera

1858–1944, British

Overcoming family resistance, Smyth studied composition at Leipzig Conservatory, where her early influences included Wagner and Berlioz and she met Grieg, Tchaikovsky and Dvořák. Her 1906 opera, The Wreckers, is now acknowledged to be an important contribution to British operatic repertoire. She has the disappointing honour of remaining the only woman to have had her work performed at the Metropolitan OperaDer Wald, in 1903.

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