The Mackerras/Telarc Trial By Jury (1995)

The Learned JudgeRichard Suart
The PlaintiffRebecca Evans
The DefendantBarry Banks
CounselPeter Savidge
UsherEric Garrett
ForemanGareth Rhys-Davies

Orchestra & Chorus of the
Welsh National Opera

Conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras

Telarc CD-80404
Telarc CD-80404

This recording was issued on a two-disc set with Sir Charles's Yeomen. Overall, it is the most musically and dramatically satisfying account of the opera on disc (though I cannot say the same for the Yeomen). Donald Adams is credited with the Usher in the accompanying booklet, but Adams has one of the most distinctive voices around, and it is definitely not he. Several sources have told me that the singer is Eric Garrett. The credit is corrected on the 1999 re-issue that has all of the Mackerras recordings in one boxed set.

Issue History
1995 Telarc CD CD-80404 with Mackerras Yeomen
1999 Telarc CD CD-80500 All five of the Mackerras/Telarc recordings in one package