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Benjamin Britten

 
Date of Birth: November 22, 1913
Date of Death: December 04, 1976 (63)

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[Broadway, 1946]
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Ryan Sampson (Benjamin Britten), John Hollingworth (WH Auden) Photo

Ryan Sampson (Benjamin Britten), John Hollingworth (WH Auden)

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David Burnett (John Dunne), Ryan Sampson (Benjamin Britten), John Hollingworth (WH Auden)

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Sadie Frost (Gypsy Rose Lee), Ryan Sampson (Benjamin Britten) Photo

Sadie Frost (Gypsy Rose Lee), Ryan Sampson (Benjamin Britten)

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Benjamin Britten News

NOAH'S ARK Comes to the Norwegian National Ballet This Week Photo NOAH'S ARK Comes to the Norwegian National Ballet This Week
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2022

In the Children's Choir's version of Benjamin Britten 's Noah's Ark (Noye's Fludde ), we try to imagine what it would be like today if Noah was commissioned to save life on earth. What would he do and who could help him?

ChamberQUEER Pride Festival Announced At National Sawdust, June 10 And 12 Photo ChamberQUEER Pride Festival Announced At National Sawdust, June 10 And 12
by A.A. Cristi - May 17, 2022

ChamberQUEER is a multifaceted organization with the mission of highlighting historically underrepresented queer figures in western classical music and providing an intersectionally inclusive space within western classical music for artists and audience.

BWW Review: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS AND CURLEW RIVER at Madison Lyric Stage Photo BWW Review: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS AND CURLEW RIVER at Madison Lyric Stage
by Ariana Straznicky-Packer - May 17, 2022

Madison Lyric Stage Presents Double-Feature of Two Rare Works: The Seven Deadly Sins and Curlew River

Princeton Festival Guild Announces Artists' Round Table: Albert Herring Photo Princeton Festival Guild Announces Artists' Round Table: Albert Herring
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2022

Princeton Symphony Orchestra's Princeton Festival Guild presents its annual Artists' Round Table on Thursday, June 2, at 7pm at the Princeton Public Library's Community Room. The Guild invites anyone curious about what goes into putting on an opera to this round table discussion centered on Benjamin Britten's only comic opera, Albert Herring.

Vancouver Opera Announces 2022-2023 Season Photo Vancouver Opera Announces 2022-2023 Season
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2022

Vancouver Opera has announced the 2022-2023 season. Returning to the Vancouver Opera stage after 28 years is The Pearl Fishers in October. A company premiere alights the Queen Elizabeth Theatre with ethereal magic in A Midsummer Night's Dream in February. Concluding the season is the long-awaited return of a legend with Wagner's The Flying Dutchman.

May Princeton Festival Library Talks Explore Operatic Works Photo May Princeton Festival Library Talks Explore Operatic Works
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022

Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) Festival Director Gregory Jon Geehern delves into Derrick Wang's contemporary opera Scalia/Ginsburg, Benjamin Britten's comic opera Albert Herring, and Kurt Weill's sensual The Seven Deadly Sins at talks held at area libraries this month.

Des Moines Metro Opera Announces Dr. Naomi André As Scholar-In-Residence Photo Des Moines Metro Opera Announces Dr. Naomi André As Scholar-In-Residence
by A.A. Cristi - May 9, 2022

Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO) names Dr. Naomi André as Scholar-in-Residence for the 2022 Festival Season. The residency is made possible through a Humanities Iowa Grant from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. 

Colorado Music Festival Opens This June in Boulder Photo Colorado Music Festival Opens This June in Boulder
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022

The Colorado Music Festival (CMF) opens the 2022 season in Boulder, Colorado at the historic Chautauqua Auditorium on June 30, offering 22 concerts this summer and running through August 7, under the leadership of Music Director Peter Oundjian. John Adams is this summer's Composer-in-Residence, and the Takács Quartet are Artists-in-Residence.

Trevor Noah, Wynton Marsalis & More Announced for University Musical Society 2022-202 Photo Trevor Noah, Wynton Marsalis & More Announced for University Musical Society 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022

The University Musical Society has announced its 144th season, which runs from September 2022 through April 2023.

Park Avenue Armory Recital Series To Present French Period Orchestra And Chorus  Ense Photo Park Avenue Armory Recital Series To Present French Period Orchestra And Chorus Ensemble Correspondances, May 17
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 20, 2022

Park Avenue Armory continues its 2022 Recital Series on Tuesday evening, May 17, 2022, at 7:30pm for single performance by specialists in the music of France's Grand Siècle, Ensemble Correspondances, in the intimate setting of the Armory's Veterans Room.

Benjamin Britten Videos

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at The Australian Ballet's VITESSE
by Stage Tube - Jan 27, 2016

The Australian Ballet's contemporary triple bill Vitesse is ballet at full voltage. Three stripped-back abstract works by three of the world's leading choreographers show the men and women of the Company at their strongest and fastest, shaking the artform to its foundations. Vitesse runs at Arts Centre Melbourne from11-21 March, and Sydney Opera House from 26 April-16 May.

VIDEO: Dr. Rob Istad Interviews THE RADIO HOUR Composer Jake Heggie and Conductor John Alexander, Parts 1 & 2
by Diana Heisroth - Apr 24, 2014

The internationally-acclaimed Pacific Chorale in Orange County, CA will be presenting a new work created by American opera composer Jake Heggie, and the versatile librettist Gene Scheer entitled 'THE RADIO HOUR'. The choral opera will be conducted by Pacific Chorale's Artistic Director, John Alexander, and stage-directed by James R. Taulli. The premiere work will be performed by the organization's chamber choir, The John Alexander Singers, accompanied by an 8-member ensemble of musicians who are members of Pacific Symphony. The performance is on Sunday, May 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, CA. Scroll down to see an interview with composer Jake Heggie and conductor John Alexander!

STAGE TUBE: Kim Brandstrup and Royal Ballet Daner Mara Galeazzi Discuss Aldeburgh Festival
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2013

The Aldeburgh Festival presents a Britten centenary celebration through dance, featuring new choreography inspired by Britten from Kim Brandstrup (music: Britten Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge), who creates a new work for The Royal Ballet, and Ashley Page (music: Britten Young Apollo & Purcell arr. Britten Chacony) and Cameron McMillan (music: Larry Goves new work after Britten's Nocturnal), who make dances for Royal Ballet Flanders. Choreographer Kim Brandstrup and Royal Ballet principal dancer Mara Galeazzi discuss their new Benjamin Britten evening for the Aldeburgh Festival. Check out the video below!

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Warlow on Finally Making His Way to Broadway as 'Daddy Warbucks' in ANNIE; Show Opens TONIGHT on Broadway!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Nov 8, 2012

Australia's preeminent musical theatre and opera star Anthony Warlow is making his Broadway debut as billionaire Daddy Warbucks in the new production of ANNIE, currently in previews at the Palace Theatre. In this edition, Richard chats with Anthony about his legendary career Down Under, starring in LES MISERABLES, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and so much more! Click below to watch the full interview!

BWW TV: Public Theater's FEBRUARY HOUSE- Performance Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2012

The Public Theater's world premiere production of FEBRUARY HOUSE, with music and lyrics by Gabriel Kahane and book by Seth Bockley, is currently in previews at the Martinson Theater. Directed by Davis McCallum, FEBRUARY HOUSE runs through Sunday, June 10, with an official press opening on Tuesday, May 22. BroadwayWorld brings you perfomance highlights below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Dubeau & La Pieta at Aeroplan
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 16, 2011

Aeroplan¬ģ with The New Classical 96.3 FM are pleased to present Quebec violin superstar Ang√®le Dubeau & La Piet√†, her acclaimed all-female chamber ensemble, on March 25, 2011 at 8 p.m. at the Jane Mallet Theatre of the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts.


Benjamin Britten Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Benjamin Britten written?
Benjamin Britten has written 3 shows including They Walk Alone (Composer), The Rape of Lucretia (Composer), Let's Make an Opera (Composer).