The new production of Benjamin Britten’s television opera, Owen Wingrave is getting rave reviews from the press in Sydney.
Above a lovely article from the Sydney, Daily Telegraph and a review from Limelight here
The cast includes Tait Awardees, Morgan Pearse and Simon Lobelson. We are delighted to read the attached reviews and look forward, hopefully, to hearing a recording(?)
Morgan returns to London to sing at Wigmore Hall later this month. Bravo
Opera in two acts, Op. 85 by Benjamin Britten
Libretto by Myfanwy Piper
Australian Stage Premiere
Benjamin Britten is the most important British composer of the twentieth century, and is the greatest composer of opera in English. Based on a Henry James ghost story, Owen Wingrave is a statement of Britten’s lifelong pacifism. Composed during the Vietnam War, it is the story of a young soldier from an eminent military family whose anti-war instincts lead him to rebel against his upbringing. Desperate to keep his would-be bride and prove he isn’t a coward, he is forced to confront the ghosts of his ancestry.
The music is Britten at his refined, luminous best, with influences ranging from Gamelan to twelve-tone techniques. Imara Savage returns to Sydney Chamber Opera to direct the work’s Australian stage premiere.
Photography: Samuel Hodge
Set & Costume
Set & Costume
Morgan Pearse, Georgia Bassingthwaighte, Rowena Cowley, Emily Edmonds, Paul Ferris, Pascal Herington, Simon Lobelson, Kornelia Perchy, boys’ choir, orchestra, and male movement ensemble
Date & Time
7.30pm Sat 3, Mon 5, Wed 7, Fri 9, Sat 10 August 2013
Carriageworks Bay 20, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh
$60/$30 available here
The above details from the Sydney Chamber Opera site
Morgan Pearse site
Simon Lobelson site