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Owen Wingrave

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Owen Wingrave

In 1968, as protests against the Vietnam War dominated the news, Benjamin Britten responded to a BBC commission for a television opera by returning to a theme that had haunted him since the 1930s - pacifism. Using a liberetto by Myfanwy Piper, Owen Wingrave sets Henry James's story of one trouble young man's fight to escape from his family's militarism to music of angry intensity and desolate beauty.


2014 Brochure
Festival SoundBites: Owen Wingrave
2014 Classical music and opera insights magazine

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