Classical Notes: Bringing back Britten

The opera, directed by Tom Creed, will be staged in Limerick, Cork and Dublin

27th August, 2017
Róisín Walsh, Amy Ní Fhearraigh, Sarah Richmond and Rachel Croash of Opera Collective IrelandFrances Marshall

Benjamin Britten, famously, did not own a TV set when he supervised a television broadcast version of his opera Billy Budd in 1965. The cable-strewn stage and general chaos of the filming procedure irritated and even bemused him, so it was something of a surprise when he entered the fray again in 1971, with a new specially-for-TV opera Owen Wingrave, a tense family drama based on a story by Henry James.

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