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Britten: Owen Wingrave - Alan Opie (baritone); Elizabeth Connell (soprano); James Gilchrist (tenor); Janice Watson (soprano);...
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  1. Owen Wingrave, opera, Op. 85
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Owen Wingrave, Britten's penultimate opera, is arguably his weakest. It was written for a 1970 BBC television production and has been performed on the stage, but it remains one of his least frequently performed mature operas. Part of the fault lies with the libretto by Myfanwy Piper, who provided the excellent librettos for The Turn of the Screw and Death in Venice. Based on a ghost story by Henry James, the plot concerns a young man from a military family who embraces pacifism and is rejected by everyone he cares about. To ...

Britten: Owen Wingrave 2008, Chandos

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