Britten: Paul Bunyan

7:30 pm

Peacock Theatre, London


Paul Bunyan

Music by Benjamin Britten
Libretto by W H Auden
Approx. 2hr 30m (including interval)

Benjamin Britten’s first opera was a collaboration with W H Auden; written with Broadway in mind (and premiered a stone’s-throw away) its easy-going musical style is full of the influence of jazz, swing and country music.

With a cast of 44 singers it tells of the founding of America by a motley band of pioneers, led by the folklore hero ‘as tall as the Empire State’.

  • Peter Robinson conductor
  • William Kerley director
  • Jason Southgate designer
  • David Howe lighting designer
  • Mandy Demetriou movement director
  • in association with Southbank Sinfonia
  • and part of Britten100

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