New Opera Company

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Formed in Cambridge in late 1950s by Leon Lovett, Peter Hemmings, and Brian Trowell as part‐amateur, part‐professional co. It began to give short London seasons at SW in 1957, making a speciality of rare, modern, or Eng. operas. Among works staged were Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress (f. London p., 1957); Benjamin's A Tale of Two Cities (1957); Vaughan Williams's Sir John in Love (1958); and British premières of: Egk's Der Revisor (1958); Dallapiccola's Il prigioniero (1959); Schoenberg's Erwartung (1960); Henze's Boulevard Solitude (1962); Prokofiev's The Fiery Angel (1965); Shostakovich's The Nose (1973); Goehr's Arden Must Die (1974); Szymanowski's King Roger (1975); Ginastera's Bomarzo (1976); Martinů's Julietta (1978); Brian Howard's Inner Voices (1983). Withdrawal of grant killed company in 1984.

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