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Opera in three acts, edited by Benjamin Britten and Imogen Holst (1951, rev.1958-59)

Music Text

Libretto by Nahum Tate (E,G)

Scoring

4S,S(orT),3M,T(orBar); chorus strings and continuo

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World premiere of version

01/05/1951
Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London
Joan Cross, director / English Opera Group / Benjamin Britten

Recommended Recording

Claire Watson/Peter Pears/English Opera Group/Benjamin Britten
BBC Legends BBCB 8003-2

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