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Curlew River

Britten

Curlew River (concert performance)

Ian Bostridge © Sim Canetty-Clarke

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Summary

Inspired by Japanese Noh theatre, Benjamin Britten’s church parable is a once heard, never forgotten work. Ian Bostridge heads a starry cast alongside Britten Sinfonia Voices and musicians.

Benjamin Britten and William Plomer’s synthesis of a Noh play and Christian parable set in medieval East Anglia is a unique and extraordinary work – a piece shot through with the strange, exotic sounds of bells, un-tuned drums, organ and chamber ensemble. Curlew River sweeps audiences into a fascinating, unknown world portraying both Buddhist world views and Christian redemption beliefs.

Celebrated tenor Ian Bostridge heads a starry cast to reprise his acclaimed interpretation of the Madwoman. The cast also includes bass-baritone Ashley Riches as the Ferryman, alongside Britten Sinfonia and the orchestra’s own professional choir, Britten Sinfonia Voices, directed by Eamonn Dougan.

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Norwich priority booking
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Norwich & Saffron Hall: In Conversation, 6.30pm (free to ticket holders)
Dr Kate Kennedy leads a pre-concert talk introducing this evening’s programme.

2020
Mar
26
7:30PM
London 
Milton Court, London
2020
Mar
27
7:30PM
Norwich 
St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich
2020
Mar
28
7:30PM
Saffron Walden 
Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

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