Britten

The Peasants' Opera - a Herne Hill Premiere on Wednesday Oct 14th!

THE PEASANTS’ OPERA. 

The Peasants of a Kentish village, gathered outside the hut of Matilda and Thomas, the village elders.

ACT ONE, OPENING CHORUS

A peasant's life is very hard work;
Each day there're tasks to be done
Now word has come down from the Lord of our land
It's time to bring in the hay.

ACT THREE OPENING CHORUS

Noye's Fludde is Music Festival Finale today (Sun. 19th) 6pm!

 

Benjamin Britten and original production, 1958


 

Nearly Festival finale! That's Benjamin Britten's Noye's Fludde at 6pm today - the Herne Hill Music Festival's community opera! And appropriate too for an area affected by flooding for so long! Noyes' Fludde means Noah's Flood. The project took a long time for the Festival team to get going - hard work fundraising, then more fundraising, then organising and rehearsing. Then costumes and props! Based on a 13thC Mystery Play, Britten wrote it to be performed in a church hall by amateur performers, particularly children, so local schools (JAGS and Rosendale) as well as local musicians are involved.

 

 

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