Vaughan Williams

The Pilgrim's Progress - A 60 Year Wait Is Over.

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 06.01.2013 | Home
Lorenzo Belenguer

English National Opera's new production of Vaughan Williams's The Pilgrim's Progress highlights the company's commitment to celebrating great 20th century British opera. Yoshi Oïda's directorial debut with ENO marks the first full professional staging of Vaughan Williams's seminal work since its premiere at the 1951 Festival of Britain. The waiting is finally over.

Vaughan Williams and Englishness

Neil Simpson | Posted 06.10.2012 | Home
Neil Simpson

Danny Boyle's messianic opening to the Olympic Games gave the world a view of Britain. It was an image of an island rudely awakened from an idyllic pastoral slumber by an eruption of steam power, coal fired furnaces and soot covered satanic mills.