English composer, conductor, violist and pianist Benjamin Britten was born on November 22, 1913 in Lowestoft, Suffolk. We are a day late but his birthday is certainly worth a mention, as our new production of his 1954 opera The Turn of the Scew is fast approaching.
In the coming weeks, I’ll be exploring Britten’s life and works on this blog. He was a child prodigy who would go on to change the course of opera in the 20th century. Thankfully, there are rich resources available online–courtesy of the Britten-Pears Foundation, one of our underwriters for Turn–and I intend to take full advantage of them!