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Punch and Judylocked

  • Andrew Clements


‘Tragicomedy or comitragedy’ in one act by Harrison Birtwistle to a libretto by Stephen Pruslin; Aldeburgh, Jubilee Hall, 8 June 1968.

Birtwistle’s first opera was commissioned by the English Opera Group for the Aldeburgh Festival; the original production by Anthony Besch, conducted by David Atherton, was subsequently seen in Edinburgh and London. Despite its critical success and an American première in Minneapolis in ...

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