Britten: Operas

Release Date: 9/17/2013
Label: Erato
Catalog Number: 5099973500728
Number of Discs: 13

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
This set features some of Britten’s most powerful stage works, from the strikingly original ‘choral operetta’ Paul Bunyan, through the compelling musical and psychological drama of Peter Grimes and The Turn of the Screw, to the spellbinding A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Works on This Recording
1. Paul Bunyan, Op. 17 by Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Philip Brunelle
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1941 ; USA
2. Paul Bunyan, Op. 17: Overture by Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Philip Brunelle
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1941 ; England
3. Paul Bunyan, Op. 17: Inkslingers Love Song by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Dan Dressen (Tenor)
Conductor: Philip Brunelle
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1941 ; USA
4. Paul Bunyan, Op. 17: Lullaby of Dream Shadows by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Angus Smith (Tenor), Andrew Murgatroyd (Tenor), Patricia Forbes (Soprano), Bronwen Mills (Soprano)
Conductor: Philip Brunelle
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1941 ; USA
5. Peter Grimes, Op. 33 by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Simon Keenlyside (Baritone), Felicity Lott (Soprano), Stafford Dean (Bass), Christopher Keyte (Bass), Neil Jenkins (Tenor), Stuart Kale (Tenor), Tom Cregan (Tenor), John Winfield (Tenor), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor), Patricia Payne (Mezzo Soprano), Michael Skinner (Drum), Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano), Karen Robertson (Soprano), Thomas Allen (Baritone), David Wilson-Johnson (Baritone), Maria Bovino (Soprano), Christopher Lackner (Baritone), Gillian Webster (Soprano), Donaldson Bell (Baritone), Jonathan Fisher (Baritone), Richard Hazell (Bass)
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1944-1945 ; England
6. Rape of Lucretia, Op. 37 by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Claire Booth (Soprano), Christopher Purves (Bass), Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Peter Coleman-Wright (Bass), Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano), Susan Gritton (Soprano)
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1946 ; England
7. Billy Budd, Op. 50 by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Gidon Saks (Bass Baritone), Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Andrew Staples (Tenor), Nathan Gunn (Baritone), Daniel Teadt (Baritone), Jonathan Lemalu (Bass Baritone)
Conductor: Daniel Harding
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1951/1960 ; England
8. Turn of the Screw, Op. 54 by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Julian Leang (Treble), Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Vivian Tierney (Soprano), Joan Rodgers (Soprano), Caroline Wise (Soprano), Jane Henschel (Alto)
Conductor: Daniel Harding
Orchestra/Ensemble: Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1954 ; England
9. A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64 by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Donald Maxwell (Baritone), Dexter Fletscher (Spoken Vocals), John Graham-Hall (Tenor), Adrian Thompson (Tenor), Gregory Pierre (Treble), Simon Hart (Treble), Nicholas Watson (Treble), Richard Suart (Bass), Andrew [treble] Mead (Treble), Robert Horn (Tenor), Andrew Gallacher (Bass), Penelope Walker (Mezzo Soprano), Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano), James Bowman (Countertenor), Norman Bailey (Baritone), Lillian Watson (Soprano), Roger Bryson (Baritone), Jill Gomez (Soprano), Henry Herford (Baritone)
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1960 ; England
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