Britten 100. Highlights from Radio 3’s Britten centenary weekend in Aldeburgh with special…
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The third and last of the Church Parables tells the parable of the Prodigal Son. Benjamin Britten's take on the biblical tale of a farmer's youngest child who leaves his father and older brother to indulge his most secret longings, only to return penniless and destitute and begging for forgiveness.
James Gilchrist sings the intriguing role of the tempter who lures the younger son towards sin in Mahogany Opera's acclaimed production recorded at the 2013 Aldeburgh Festival in the place for which it was written, Orford Church. Presented by Louise Fryer.
Britten: The Prodigal Son
The Tempter ..... James Gilchrist (tenor)
The Father ..... Lukas Jakobski (bass baritone)
The Elder Son ..... Rodney Earl Clarke (baritone)
The Younger Son ..... John McMunn (tenor)
Roger Vignoles (music director)
Frederic Wake-Walker (director).
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