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Composer: Britten, Benjamin (1913-1976)

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AlresfordAlbert Herring

Britten: Albert Herring
Steuart Bedford; John Copley; The Grange Festival; Tim Reed; Prue Handley; Orla Boylan; Clarissa Meek

SheffieldSongsmiths - Secrets and Obsessions

Balfe, Purcell, Schubert, Loewe, Bridge, Britten, Strauss R., Brahms, Schumann, Wolf, Mendelssohn, Hahn, Granados, Butterworth, Lehrer
Elizabeth Watts; Nicky Spence; Christopher Ainslie; Audrey Hyland

Bantry23. Coffee Concert

Mozart, Britten
Doric String Quartet

LondonAfternoon Tea with Live Opera - He Wu

Puccini, Mozart, Britten, Bellini, Gluck, Lowe
He Wu, Mezzo-soprano

Aix-en-ProvenceLaureates HSBC of the Academy

Gershwin, Britten, Poulenc, Weill, Satie
Beate Mordal; Nicolas Royez
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A peach of an Albert Herring at Grange Festival

With a combined age of 161 years, John Copley and Steuart Bedford certainly bring ample experience to Grange Festival's new production of Britten's Albert Herring
****1
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A buoyant revival of Billy Budd

At the opera’s great climaxes Suffolk’s famous wood-and-brick building could barely contain it.
*****
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A silvery Dream lost among the shadows

Netia Jones' new production taps into Britten's silvery underworld in a staging dominated by video wizardry which is hypnotically beautiful, but comes at a price.
****1
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A stellar Peter Grimes in Bergen

This Peter Grimes was a tale of two talents: the conductor and the star.
*****
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Bologna's Teatro Comunale scores a slam dunk

The Comunale had teamed up with Bologna's basketball team Virtus to create a 50%-off ticket deal aimed at drawing new audiences. The subject matter of this opera might not seem the most immediately accessible, but this was playing to capture the imaginations of opera newbies.
****1
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List of works
5 Flower Songs Op. 47: no. 2 The succession of four sweet monthsA Ceremony of Carols, Op.28A Charm of Lullabies for mezzo soprano and piano, Op.41A Midsummer Night's DreamAdvance DemocracyAlbert HerringAn American Overture, Op.27aAs it is plentyAt the mid hour of nightBallad of Heroes for tenor or soprano, chorus and orchestra, Op.14British FolksongsCabaret Songs: CalypsoCabaret Songs: Funeral BluesCabaret Songs: JohnnyCello Sonata in C major, Op.65Cello Suite no. 3, Op.87Cello Symphony, Op.68Death in VeniceFancieFanfare for St EdmundsburyFestival Te Deum for chorus and organ, Op.32Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 3: O Waly, WalyFolk Song Arrangements, Vol.1: The Salley GardensFolk SongsGloriana, Op.53aGloriana: Courtly Dances, Op.53bHoliday diary, Op.5Hymn to the VirginLachrymae: Reflections on a Song of John Dowland, Op.48Les Illuminations, for soprano or tenor and strings, Op.18Nocturnal after John Dowland for guitar, Op.70ObrasPeter GrimesPeter Grimes, Op.33a: Four Sea InterludesPhantasy String Quintet in F minor, Op.2Piano Concerto, Op.13Prelude and Fugue for 18 strings, Op.29Rejoice in the Lamb for soloists, chorus and organ, Op.30Russian Funeral, for brass bandSaint Nicolas for mixed chorus, strings, piano (4 hands), percussion and organ, Op.42Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20Sinfonietta, Op.1Six Metamorphoses after Ovid for oboe, Op.49Soirées musicales for orchestra (after Gioacchino Rossini), Op.9Songs and Proverbs of William Blake for baritone and piano, Op.74String Quartet no. 1, Op.25String Quartet no. 3, Op.94Suite for Harp, Op.83: HymnTell me the truth about loveThe Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady BarnardThe Holy Sonnets of John Donne for soprano or tenor and piano, Op.35The Poet's Echo for soprano or tenor and piano, Op.76The Rape of LucretiaThe Turn of the ScrewThe Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op.34Three Two-part SongsVariations on a Theme of Frank Bridge for string orchestra, Op.10Violin Concerto, Op.15Winter Words for soprano or tenor and piano, Op.52Young Apollo