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Albert Herringlocked

  • Arnold Whittall

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Comic opera in three acts, op.39, by benjamin Britten to a libretto by eric Crozier, after Guy de Maupassant’s short story Le rosier de Madame Husson; Glyndebourne, 20 June 1947.

After the stormy inception of Peter Grimes at Sadler’s Wells, Britten and Eric Crozier were among those who decided to launch a new, independent and progressive opera company. The English Opera Group was first associated with Glyndebourne, but this relationship gave rise to problems (connected with touring ...

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