Countdown to the Britten Centennial: Key 2010-2011 Productions in Houston, Chicago and Los Angeles

Over the past couple of years, a selection of Benjamin Britten operas, including major new productions of  “Billy Budd’ and  “Albert Herring” at Santa Fe Opera; “Death in Venice” at Hamburg Staatsoper; and “Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Turn of the Screw” at Houston Grand Opera have been highlighted in this website’s features In Quest of Britten – … Read more

Tom’s Review: Superlative – Britten’s “Albert Herring” Brings Big Time Laugh-in to Santa Fe Opera – August 25, 2010

Santa Fe Opera audiences have been treated in recent years to two of England’s great composer Benjamin Britten’s most gritty – and greatest – works, most recently his “Billy Budd” in the 2008 season reviewed by your website host William (who noted it as one of his most superlative productions ever), a hard-edged, gut-wrenching maritime … Read more