The Dragon still roars!

It’s heartening to see The Dragon of Wantley included in BBC Music Magazine‘s list of fifteen fabulous but forgotten operas. 

BBC Music Magazine has an apt summary of the plot in this tweet: “The plot of The Dragon of Wantley is utterly potty, by the way, consisting of a beast who hares around Yorkshire munching everything, plus a hero who has to be dragged out of a pub to tackle it. Lampe, a colleague of Handel, was having a little fun at the great man’s expense…”

The disc is available on Resonus Classics and available from all the usual places. The project was funded by several generous donors including the Continuo Foundation.