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Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 2

Audio Samples

>Britten, Benjamin : A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64
>Britten, Benjamin : Phaedra, Op. 93
>Britten, Benjamin : The Rape of Lucretia
>Britten, Benjamin : Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54
>Britten, Benjamin : Death in Venice, opera, Op. 88
>Britten, Benjamin : Gloriana, opera, Op. 53

Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64
>Britten, Benjamin : Phaedra, Op. 93
>Britten, Benjamin : The Rape of Lucretia
>Britten, Benjamin : Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54
>Britten, Benjamin : Death in Venice, opera, Op. 88
>Britten, Benjamin : Gloriana, opera, Op. 53
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

These recordings of the remaining five Britten operas in the Decca catalog are conducted by mixture of the composer and two colleagues, Steuart Bedford and Sir Charles Mackerras. All are classics of the gramophone and while there have been a few other audio recordings of some of these operas none has matched what the composer himself had to offer by way of interpretative insights to these works.

Penguin Guide
the set remains an essential bargain investment for collectors drawn to this repertoire



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Works Details

>Britten, Benjamin : A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64
  • Performers: Elizabeth Harwood (Voice); Norman Lumsden (Bass); Stephen Terry (Boy Soprano); John Pryer (Voice); Gordon Clerk (Voice); Ian Wodehouse (Voice); Thomas Hemsley (Baritone); Alfred Deller (Voice); Peter Pears (Voice); Kenneth MacDonald (Voice); Heather Harper (Soprano); Robert Tear (Tenor); Eric Alder (Voice); Helen Watts (Voice); David Kelly (Voice); Richard Dakin (Voice); John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone); Keith Raggett (Voice); Josephine Veasey (Mezzo Soprano); Owen Brannigan (Bass)
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Ensemble: Welsh National Opera Chorus
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1960

>Britten, Benjamin : Phaedra, Op. 93
  • Performer: Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano)
  • Conductor: Steuart Bedford
  • Running Time: 6 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1975

>Britten, Benjamin : The Rape of Lucretia
  • Performers: Peter Pears (Voice); Benjamin Luxon (Voice); Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano); John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone); Heather Harper (Soprano); Jenny Hill (Soprano); Bryan Drake (Baritone); Elisabeth Bainbridge (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Ensemble: Welsh National Opera Chorus
  • Notes: Composition written: 1946.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1946

>Britten, Benjamin : Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54
  • Performers: Jennifer Vyvyan (Soprano); David Hemmings (Boy Soprano); Peter Pears (Voice); Olive Dyer (Soprano); Arda Mandikian (Mezzo Soprano); Joan Cross (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Ensemble: Welsh National Opera Chorus
  • Running Time: 101 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1954

>Britten, Benjamin : Death in Venice, opera, Op. 88
  • Performers: Iris Saunders (Soprano); Janice Roe (Mezzo Soprano); Stephen Adams (Voice); Sheila Brand (Voice); Peter Leeming (Voice); Anna Vincent (Voice); Neville Williams (Bass Baritone); Penelope MacKay (Voice); Angela Bates (Voice); John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone); Peter Pears (Voice); Robert Turner (Voice); Michael Bauer (Voice); Michael Follis (Voice); Stuart Harling (Baritone); James Bowman (Countertenor); Ronald Murdock (Voice); Anne Wilkens (Mezzo Soprano); Kenneth Bowen (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Steuart Bedford
  • Notes: Composition written: 1973.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1973

>Britten, Benjamin : Gloriana, opera, Op. 53
  • Performers: John Ainsley (Tenor); Philip Langridge (Voice); Dominic Gill (Voice); John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone); Alan Opie (Voice); Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano); Tom Finucane (Gittern); Janice Watson (Soprano); Jenevora Williams (Voice); Christopher Cornall (Voice); James Miller-Coburn (Voice); Jonathan Summers (Baritone); Peter Hoare (Tenor); Bryn Terfel (Voice); Richard van Allan (Bass Baritone); Willard White (Voice); Yvonne Kenny (Voice); Josephine Barstow (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Notes: Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales (10/26/1992-11/06/1992)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1953