Epic Scenes from The Silmarillion after the mythology of J. R. R. Tolkien (Complete)

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Artwork from the box set. By permission of Ted Nasmith

Complete box set of demo recordings of composer Paul Corfield Godfrey's operatic adaptation of The Silmarillion recorded by Volante Opera Productions between 2017 and 2023. In June 2023 this set was released as a ten disc box set with a 128 page booklet containing a full synopsis, complete texts, translations of the Elvish and a guide to this version of the legends.

It includes the works Op. 46 - Fëanor, Op. 47. Beren and Lúthien, Op. 48 - The Children of Húrin, Op. 49 - The Fall of Gondolin and Op. 71. The War of Wrath.

Cast

Op. 46 - Fëanor

Melkor (later Morgoth) the Enemy (Bass): Laurence Cole

Fingolfin, Son of King Finwë (Baritone): Philip Lloyd-Evans

Fëanor, Son of King Finwë  (Tenor): Simon Crosby Buttle

Mandos, Ruler of the Dead (Baritone): Julian Boyce

Elbereth, Queen of Light (Soprano): Emma Mary Llewellyn

The Elder King, Lord of the Valar (Bass): George Newton-Fitzgerald

Maedhros, Son of Fëanor (Bass-Baritone): Stephen Wells

Maglor, Son of Fëanor (Tenor): Michael Clifton-Thompson

Celegorm, Son of Fëanor (Tenor Baritone for this recording): Philip Lloyd-Evans

Curufin, Son of Fëanor (Tenor Baritone for this recording): Julian Boyce

Caranthir, Son of Fëanor (Baritone Bass for this recording): George Newton-Fitzgerald

Amrod, Son of Fëanor (Bass): Laurence Cole

Amras, Son of Fëanor (Bass): Jasey Hall

Olwë, King of the Teleri (Tenor): Michael Clifton-Thompson

CHORUS:

Paula Greenwood/Emma Mary Llewellyn/Sophie Yelland/Helen Greenaway

Michael Clifton-Thompson/Simon Crosby Buttle/Julian Boyce/Jasey Hall


Op. 47. Beren and Lúthien

Finrod Felagund, the King of Nargothrond (Tenor): Simon Crosby Buttle

Sauron, servant of Morgoth (Bass): Jasey Hall

Gorlim, follower of Beren (Tenor): Michael Clifton-Thompson

Beren, son of Barahir (Baritone): Julian Boyce

Lúthien Tinúviel, daughter of Thingol (Soprano): Angharad Morgan

Thingol Greycloak, King of Doriath (Bass): Martin Lloyd

Melian, his queen (Mezzo-Soprano): Helen Jarmany

Morgoth, the enemy (Bass): Laurence Cole

CHORUS:

Anitra Blaxhall/Emma Mary Llewellyn/Helen Jarmany/Helen Greenaway/

Michael Clifton-Thompson/Simon Crosby Buttle/Julian Boyce/Jasey Hall


Op. 48 - The Children of Húrin

Morgoth, the enemy (Bass): Laurence Cole

Húrin Thalion, Lord of the House of Hador (Spoken): Julian Boyce

Túrin, his son (Tenor): Simon Crosby Buttle

Morwen Eledhwen, wife of Húrin (Mezzo-Soprano): Helen Greenaway

Saeros, a councillor of Doriath (Tenor): Michael Clifton-Thompson

Mablung of the Heavy Hand, a Captain of Doriath (Bass): Stephen Wells

Beleg Cúthalion, a Captain of Doriath (Baritone): Philip Lloyd-Evans

Gwindor, a Lord of Nargothrond (Baritone): Julian Boyce

Finduilas, daughter of the King of Nargothrond (Soprano): Emma Mary Llewellyn

Glaurung, first and greatest of dragons (Bass): George Newton-Fitzgerald

Niënor, daughter of Húrin (Soprano): Angharad Morgan

Dorlas, a woodsman of Brethil (Tenor): Michael Clifton-Thompson

Brandir, Lord of the men of Brethil (Baritone): Philip Lloyd-Evans

CHORUS:

Angharad Morgan/Emma Mary Llewellyn/Louise Ratcliffe/Helen Greenaway/

Michael Clifton-Thompson/Simon Crosby Buttle/Julian Boyce/Jasey Hall


Op. 49 - The Fall of Gondolin

Ulmo, Lord of the Waters (Bass):  Martin Lloyd

Turgon, the King of Gondolin (Bass):  George Newton-Fitzgerald

Aredhel, his sister (Mezzo-Soprano):  Louise Ratcliffe

Eöl, a dark Elf (Baritone):  Julian Boyce

Maeglin, son of Eol and Aredhel (Bass-Baritone):  Stephen Wells

Ecthelion, Captain of the Guard of Gondolin (Baritone):  Philip Lloyd-Evans

Tuor son of Huor, a mortal man (Tenor):  Simon Crosby Buttle

Voronwë, a mariner of Gondolin (Baritone):  Julian Boyce

Idril Celebrindal, Daughter of Turgon (Soprano):  Anitra Blaxhall

Morgoth, the enemy (Bass):  Laurence Cole

CHORUS:

Anitra Blaxhall/Emma Mary Llewellyn/Louise Ratcliffe/Helen Greenaway/

Michael Clifton-Thompson/Simon Crosby Buttle/Julian Boyce/Laurence Cole


Op. 71. The War of Wrath

Elbereth, Queen of Light (Soprano): Emma Mary Llewellyn

Círdan, a mariner (Baritone): Julian Boyce

Ulmo, Lord of Waters (Bass): Martin Lloyd

Melian, Queen of Doriath (Mezzo Soprano): Helen Jarmany

Galadriel, sister of Finrod Felagund (Soprano): Angharad Morgan

Thingol, King of Doriath: Martin Lloyd

Maglor, Son of Fëanor (Tenor): Michael Clifton-Thompson

Curufin, Son of Fëanor (Tenor): Huw Llywelyn

Elwing, wife of Eärendil (Mezzo Soprano): Sophie Yelland

Maedhros, Son of Fëanor (Baritone): Stephen Wells

Eärendil, Son of Tuor and Idril (Tenor): Simon Crosby Buttle

Eönwë, Herald of the Valar (Baritone): Philip Lloyd-Evans

The Elder King (Bass): George Newton-Fitzgerald

Mandos, Lord of Death (Baritone): Julian Boyce

Sauron, Lieutenant of Morgoth (Bass): Jasey Hall

Morgoth, the Enemy (Bass): Laurence Cole

Elrond, Son of Eärendil and Elwing (Tenor): Simon Crosby Buttle

CHORUS:

Rosie Hay/Emma Mary Llewellyn/Stella Woodman/Helen Greenaway

Huw Llywelyn/Michael Clifton-Thompson/Simon Crosby Buttle/Philip Lloyd-Evans

Julian Boyce/Stephen Wells/Jasey Hall/George Newton-Fitzgerald