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Benjamin Brittens Operas

Michael Wilcox

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ISBN : 9781899791606
96 pages
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Michael Wilcoxs Outline takes a sidelong and challenging glance at Brittens operas from the theatrical point of a gay dramatist. Brittens output includes notable settings of poetry by Auden, Rimbaud, Michelangelo and Wilfred Owen--all homosexuals.... MoreMichael Wilcoxs Outline takes a sidelong and challenging glance at Brittens operas from the theatrical point of a gay dramatist. Brittens output includes notable settings of poetry by Auden, Rimbaud, Michelangelo and Wilfred Owen--all homosexuals. But it is his magnificent operas which lie at the heart of his work- beneath the recurring theme of innocence corrupted, Wilcox explores their fascinating personal and private gay subtexts, ranging from camp innuendo to profound and secret emotions. He also recounts the story of Brittens relationships with his lover Peter Pears, and with his librettists, including W. H. Auden, E. M. Forster, Eric Crozier and Myfanwy Piper.