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‘Paul Bunyan’ receives due recognition...

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

'Paul Bunyan' reviews

‘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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