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Peter Grimeslocked

  • Arnold Whittall

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Opera in a prologue and three acts, op.33, by benjamin Britten to a libretto by montagu Slater after george Crabbe ’s poem The Borough; London, Sadler’s Wells, 7 June 1945.

Despite the difficulties attending the composition and production of Paul Bunyan (1941), his first fully musical work for the stage, Britten was soon contemplating a more ambitious operatic project. In the summer of ...

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