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Opera `Owen Wingrave` (1971), op. 85 (Britten)

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Opera `Owen Wingrave` (1971) op. 85


Opera in two acts, op. 85 (for television)
Libretto: Myfanwy Piper (1911-1997), after the story by Henry James (1843-1916)
[Mary Myfanwy Piper (1911 1997) was a British art critic and opera...Read more
Opera in two acts, op. 85 (for television)
Libretto: Myfanwy Piper (1911-1997), after the story by Henry James (1843-1916)
[Mary Myfanwy Piper (1911 1997) was a British art critic and opera librettist]
First performance: 16 May 1971 (Benjamin Luxon, John Shirley-Quirk, Nigel Douglas, Sylvia Fisher, Heather Harper, Jennifer Vyvyan)
Duration: 106.0`
Commissioned: For television by the BBC
Dedication: `To Joan and Isador Caplan`

Movements:
Act I
Prelude
Scene 1 (the study at Coyle`s military establishment)
Interlude I
Scene 2 (Hyde Park and Miss Wingrave`s lodgings in Baker Street)
Interlude II
Scene 3 (a room at Coyle`s establishment)
Interlude III
Scene 4 (Paramore)
Scene 5 (the same)
Scene 6 (the same)
Interlude IV
Scene 7 (Paramore: at dinner)
Act II
Prologue
Scene 1 (Paramore)
Scene 2 (the same: later that night)

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