ALDEBURGH, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Cast members take to the stage during the first performance of 'Grimes on the Beach', a production of Benjamin Britten's opera Peter Grimes at the Aldeburgh festival on June 17, 2013 in Aldeburgh, England. Tim Albery directs an outdoor realisation of 'Peter Grimes' that places the audience directly in its setting on the beach.
Harnessing the energy and passion of this young company is an extremely appropriate way to celebrate Benjamin Britten’s centenary year, and I hope that the young singers, musicians and technical students will spread their enthusiasm for this fantastic art-form to their friends and families.More quotes »
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A British Immersion, With Britten as the Focus
Hiroyuki Ito for The New York Times Chelsea Music Festival Dimitri Dover, left, and Luca Ieracitano, right, performing Britten's "Introduction and Rondo Alla Burlesca" for two pianos on Friday at the School of Visual Arts Gallery. The concert was part of 6/18/13 from The New York Times Read more »
Soaring from the sands
IT WAS in the summer of 1941, two years after the start of the second world war, when Benjamin Britten first learned about George Crabbe, a late 18th-century English poet, surgeon and clergyman. “I did not know any of the poems of Crabbe at that time,” B 6/18/13 from Economist Read more »
ENO revival of Britten's Death in Venice 'streaked with genius'
What you need to know The English National Opera is staging a revival of Benjamin Britten's Death in Venice at the London Coliseum to celebrate the composer's centenary. Deborah Warner's production, featuring musical direction by Edward Gardner, was firs 6/18/13 from The First Post Read more »
The Bristol Post published Events to mark Britten birthday
TO celebrate the centenary of the birth of Benjamin Britten, Bristol Chamber Choir is giving two performances of Saint Nicolas. This wonderful work tells the story of the real Santa Claus, a 4th-century bishop of Myra in Turkey. First performance will be from This is Bristol Read more »
A crowning moment at last for Gloriana, at the Royal Opera House
It was not Benjamin Britten’s finest hour. The world premiere of his Gloriana, written to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, was a flop. Opening night, 8 June 1953, found dignitaries, ambassadors, court officials and the youthful monarch ass from The Independent Read more »