The operas of Benjamin Britten : the complete librettos : illustrated with designs of the first productions / edited by David Herbert ; preface by Peter Pears ; contributions by Janet Baker, Basil Coleman, Eric Crozier, Colin Graham, Hans Keller, John Piper, Myfanwy Piper, Andrew Porter.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : Columbia University Press, 1979.
Description
xxxi, 382 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm

Details

Subject(s)
Editor
Writer of preface
Librettist
Writer of supplementary textual content
Library of Congress genre(s)
Getty AAT genre
Contains
Notes
Includes index.
Bibliographic references
Bibliography: p. [377]
Contents
  • Operatic music and Britten / Hans Keller
  • Working with Britten / Janet Baker
  • Designing for Britten / John Piper
  • Writing for Britten / Myfanwy Piper
  • The first opera : Paul Bunyan / Andrew Porter
  • Staging first productions 1 / Eric Crozier
  • Staging first productions 2 / Basil Coleman
  • Staging first productions 3 / Colin Graham
  • The last opera : Death in Venice / Andrew Porter.
  • Librettos: Paul Bunyan / W.H. Auden
  • Peter Grimes / Montagu Slater ; derived from the poem by George Crabbe
  • The rape of Lucretia / Ronald Duncan ; after André Obey's play Le viol de Lucrèce
  • Albert Herring / Eric Crozier ; freely adapted from a short story by Guy de Maupassant
  • The little sweep / Eric Crozier
  • Billy Budd / E.M. Forster and Eric Crozier ; adapted from the story by Herman Melville
  • Gloriana / William Plomer
  • The turn of the screw / Myfanwy Piper ; adapted from the story by Henry James
  • Noye's fludde (the Chester miracle play)
  • A midsummer night's dream / Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears ; adapted from William Shakespeare's play
  • Curlew River / William Plomer
  • The burning fiery furnace / William Plomer
  • The prodigal son / William Plomer
  • The golden vanity / Colin Graham ; after the Old English ballad
  • Owen Wingrave / Myfanwy Piper ; based on the short story by Henry James
  • Death in Venice / Myfanwy Piper ; based on the short story by Thomas Mann.
Other title(s)
Deluge (Chester play)
ISBN
  • 0231048688
  • 9780231048682
LCCN
79002052
OCLC
4831802
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