Rutland Boughton(1878-1960), Composer
Sitter in 6 portraits
Boughton studied at the Royal College of Music in 1900 but was otherwise self-taught. He had the idea of writing a series of music dramas based on Arthurian legends and of creating a festival theatre for their performance at Glastonbury. Boughton's most notable success was the Romantic opera The Immortal Hour (1913), which ran for over two hundred performances in London. His other operas include The Queen of Cornwall (1924), The Lily Maid (1934) and Galahad (1944). With Reginald Buckley, his partner in the Glastonbury scheme, he published a book, The Music Drama of the Future (1908).