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National Public Radio
A Bumper Crop Of Classical Boxed Sets
This wound up being a spectacular year for elaborate, lavishly packaged reissues.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
North Adams Transcript
British play 'The Habit of Art' to air at Clark Art on Dec. 12
Renowned British playwright Alan Bennett's "The Habit of Art," an encore production of London's National Theatre, airs at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m. Starring Richard Griffiths, Alex Jennings, and Frances de la Tour, "The Habit of Art" returns as part of the National Theatre's 50th anniversary ... (more)
Mon Dec 02, 2013
The Georgia Straight
Albert Herring is a charmer
A Vancouver Opera and Pacific Opera Victoria production. At the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Friday, November 29. Continues on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday By the standards of Loxford, East Suffolk, the fictional town in Albert Herring , very few of us would be virtuous enough to earn the top honour of May Queen.
Birmingham Royal Ballet to Bring the Prince of Pagodas to London Coliseum in 2014
As part of the Britten 100 Celebrations Birmingham Royal Ballet will perform The Prince of Pagodas in 2014.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Review: Vancouver Opera celebrates Britten with Albert Herring
Sneak peek at Benjamin Britten's Opera, Albert Herring opens at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Nov. 30, with show dates on: Dec. 5, 7, 8, 2013.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
EventyPR updated Pupils from an independent school in Truro played...
Pupils from an independent school in Truro played homage to celebrated English composer Benjamin Britten last week, when they held a lunchtime concert in his honour.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Alan Gilbert Conducts Mozart's Three Final Symphonies This Weekend
Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in a program of Mozart's three final symphonies - Nos.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Benjamin Britten explores village affairs in comedy Albert Herring
Vancouver Opera has set its production of Albert Herring in the 1950s, very close to the actual time when Benjamin Britten was writing the work.
Source: www.culturekiosque.com --- Wednesday, November 27, 2013Benjamin Britten: A LIFE IN PICTURES By Culturekiosque Staff LONDON, 25 NOVEMBER 2013 A- This year marks the centenary of the birth of British composer Benjamin Britten, born suitably enough on 22 November, the feast day of Saint Cecilia, patron saint of music.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
South-metro arts and leisure: Chorale to present classical carols
The Prior Lake-based South Metro Chorale will hold a pair of concerts showcasing classical Christmas carols by renowned composers on Dec. 14-15.
Britten illuminated, thanks to Lyric Fest
Nov. 26--As Benjamin Britten's 2013 centennial year loomed, Lyric Fest was all but sure to build a concert around it: This song festival's typical juxtaposition of spoken commentary and sung music would seem ideal for the creative and personal relationship between the composer and his partner/muse, tenor Peter Pears.
The Georgia Straight
Vancouver Opera's Albert Herring steps away from tradition
But that's precisely what makes it the perfect vehicle for attacking preconceived notions of propriety, as Vancouver Opera audiences will discover this coming week when the company brings its original coproduction with Pacific Opera Victoria of Benjamin Britten's Albert Herring to the Queen Elizabeth stage.
Cellist Ruslan Biryukov celebrates 10 years with LACMA's 'Sundays Live
The last time Ruslan Biryukov played the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's "Sundays Live" music series, the fire marshal pulled the plug.
Plymouth Evening Herald
Claudia homes in on Glyndebourne visit
Benjamin Britten's demanding and emotionally charged work, which premiered at Glyndebourne in 1946, had not been performed since by the company since until this year.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Finding His Voice
Kate Lindsey and Phan as Rosina and Count Almaviva in Seattle Opera's production of The Barber of Seville , 2011 Watch Nicholas Phan sing even the simplest folk song and it is clear what it means to be invested in one's work.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
The Washington Post
Charming a Albert Herringa at Maryland Opera Studio
What better way to spend the 100th anniversary of Benjamin Britten's birth, which fell on Friday, than listening to one of his operas? They are the height of the British composer's achievement, although "Albert Herring" is somewhere down the list of his best works.
Composer Britten feted at 100
TUNSTALL, England, Nov 23, : The voices of 650 youngsters singing Benjamin Britten's "Friday Afternoons" song cycle filled the concert hall he built in eastern England and wafted out over the Internet on Friday as the world celebrated the centenary of Britain's most famous modern composer.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
British composer Benjamin Britten's centenary
The 100th anniversary of the birth of British composer Benjamin Britten was observed on November 22. Alongside the bicentennial commemorations of Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi it was the third major classical musical anniversary of this year.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Vancouver Opera: Benjamin Britten's "Albert Herring"
Effervescent, intoxicating, and just a little daft, Vancouver Opera's colourful production of Albert Herring bursts onto the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Stage for four memorable performances, opening November 30th.