A rare performance of Britten's first stage work Read more
News & Reviews
This year's winners included George Benjamin (for 'Written on Skin'), Britten 100 and WNO (for 'Paul Bunyan'). Read more
Paul Bunyan is probably the closest Britten ever came to writing a musical. Musically charming and dreamlike, this remarkable collaboration with the poet W.H. Auden recreates the great myth of the American frontier – peopled by a giant, an accountant, singing geese and lumberjacks. Read more
‘It is a marvelous libretto … and his brilliance was matched by Britten’s music, which absorbed the idioms of Gershwin, Cole Porter, Western country music and of Kurt Weill. The resulting score is dazzling in its imaginativeness and invention, touching and prophetic of Peter Grimes … A work that has genius written all over it.’ Opera Magazine,(Michael Kennedy) Read more
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