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Britten 100: Imo and Ben

Benjamin Britten's 'Gloriana', commissioned for the Queen's Coronation Gala in 1953, was, according to Lord Harewood 'one of the greatest disasters of operatic history'. This play tells how Imogen Holst moved to be near Britten in Aldeburgh to support him as he worked on the score in the months leading up to the premiere.

With pianist Joseph Houston and soprano Emma Tring, and the New London Children's Choir.

First broadcast in June 2013.

Release date:

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 2 Nov 2014 22:00


Role Contributor
WriterMark Ravenhill
Benjamin BrittenPaul Ready
Imogen HolstAmanda Root
Lord HarewoodCharles Edwards
MusicianJoseph Houston
MusicianEmma Tring
DirectorJeremy Mortimer

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