Opera Prelude: Britain after Britten – the Revival of British Opera Post 1945

Cadogan Hall, The Caversham Room, 5 Sloane Terrace, London

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Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London
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Tue 14th May 2019

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Where:Cadogan Hall, The Caversham Room, 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ
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Times:10:30 - 12:30
Admission:£30 Booking information and further details from Fiona Hamilton: Phone 0207 183 7323. Email:operaprelude@gmail.com

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Mimi Doulton (soprano), accompanied by Natalie Burch on piano.

‘We never seem to get over looking for the next Benjamin Britten. It’s a stupid game’ - Robert Saxton, Professor of Composition at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and teacher of Thomas Ades.

Benjamin Britten famously only had one student. Despite this, his legacy remains unavoidable for the contemporary British composer, with the premiere of Peter Grimes in 1945 kickstarting a revival of the British opera scene. This lecture will look at different forms of British opera post Peter Grimes, featuring both composers who revered Britten and those who tried to escape his shadow. We will begin with works created in Britten’s lifetime by Vaughan Williams and Tippett, and continuing to explore right up to works of this decade by George Benjamin and Roxanna Panufnik.

Opera Prelude is a small charity supporting young professional opera singers who give lecture recitals in London. These friendly and inclusive events will introduce you to the international opera singers of tomorrow by way of recitals, concerts and masterclasses.

Official Link: http://www.operaprelude.com

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