Benjamin Britten

Review: Peter Grimes at Grange Park Opera

Emma Sleight | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Emma Sleight

After the fanfare that surrounded Benjamin Britten's 2013 centenary and the accolades David Alden's Peter Grimes generated in its ENO incarnation, transporting this sea-ravaged epic deep into the heartland of Hampshire's countryside for opening night of The Grange seemed a tall order.

Is Peter Grimes the Best British Opera From the Last Two Centuries?

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Peter Grimes, which opened last Wednesday 29th of January, with just eight performances, explores they way a community reacts to the different, to the others, and it shows that not much has changed over the years.

Manchester Camerata: at Manchester Town Hall, Friday 20 September

Josephine | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Josephine

I'm used to being surrounded by musicians, but it usually involves lots of floppy-haired guitarists and sticky-floored venues (none of which smell so good, pre or post smoking ban). So, Friday night was something out of the ordinary.

The Queen's Queens

Paul Guest | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Guest

As with any bill passing through Parliament, it is the signature of The Queen's hand that formalises a bill, elevating it to becoming law. My twitter feed was bombarded with copious amounts of praise for Her Majesty but, as I have found, The Queen has always been for equal rights for homosexuals.

Discovering Auden

Paul Guest | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Paul Guest

Wystan Hugh Auden, born on 21 February 1907 in England, later an American citizen, was regarded by many as one of the greatest writers of the 20th cen...

Basking in the Brilliance of Britten

Gareth Johnson | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gareth Johnson

Aldeburgh is worth they journey. It's rare to be able to experience a place that has such a direct connection with a composer of the stature of Britten - you can feel his presence, see his inspiration, and appreciate the high regard in which he was held by his local community.

Revealed: The Future Face Of Our 50p Coins

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 11.11.2012 | Home

The Royal Mint has unveiled plans to design a new fifty pence coin to celebrate composer Benjamin Britten's centenary. The coin, which comes into c...

Gourlay/BBCSO; The Enchanted Island/Metropolitan Opera - review

Paul Guest | Posted 22.03.2012 | Home
Paul Guest

America seems to have a wealth of talented composers that are currently sailing over the waters and another composer sailed over this evening: 32 year...