26 Nov 2010

Hugh the Drover, Cadogan Hall, London


By Andrew Clark [Financial Times, 26 November 2010]

When Ralph Vaughan Williams set out, early in his career, to turn a boxing match into opera, he could hardly have chosen a more impractical challenge. In the event, he did rather well: the fight between Hugh and his rival in love brings the first half of Hugh the Drover to a rousing climax.