Les naufrageurs (Smyth, Ethel)
It is unlikely that this work is public domain in the EU, or in any country where the copyright term is life-plus-70 years. However, it is in the public domain in Canada (where IMSLP is hosted) and other countries where the term is life-plus-50 years (like China, Japan, Korea and many others worldwide). As this work was first published before 1923 or failed to meet notice or renewal requirements to secure statutory copyright, it is almost certainly public domain in the USA as well.
|Work Title||Les naufrageurs|
|Alternative Title||Lyrical Drama in Three Acts|
|Year/Date of Composition||1902—4|
|Librettist||Henry Bennet Brewster (1850-1908)|
|Instrumentation||Vocal soloists, Chorus, Orchestra|
It's customary (in England, anyway, but it's rarely performed elsewhere at present) to refer to this as The Wreckers- did the composer conceive of it as Les naufrageurs? If not, then I suppose I either will
(1) move titles of all the operas under Verdi and Donizetti to Loglan or Esperanto, e.g. (well, no, but then, I don't actually speak or read those languages at present (though they do fascinate), so it's an idle threat)
(2) move this where it should be.