Britten, B.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM – Benjamin Britten

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When Ben­jamin Brit­ten decid­ed in the sum­mer of 1959 to write a new opera to open the  Alde­burgh Fes­ti­val June 1960, and to inau­gu­rate the rebuilt Jubilee Hall, he was set­ting him­self an almost impos­si­ble task. Lat­er Brit­ten said, “As this was a com­par­a­tive­ly sud­den deci­sion there was no time to get a libret­to writ­ten, so we took Read more