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Owen Wingrave

Arnold Whittall

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, issue Published in print December 1992 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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Opera in two acts, op.85, by benjamin Britten to a libretto by myfanwy Piper after henry James’s short story; BBC television, 16 May 1971 (London, Covent Garden, 10 May 1973).

BBC television commissioned an opera from Britten in 1966, and in 1968 he and Myfanwy Piper began to sketch the scenario of Owen Wingrave, a story Britten had known since at least the time of his earlier Henry James opera, The Turn of

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