Harrison Birtwistle
Sir Harrison Birtwistle (born 15 July 1934) is a British composer.
Harrison Birtwistle was born in Accrington, a mill town in Lancashire some 20 miles north of Manchester. His interest in music wa...
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The Io Passion
THE IO PASSION A Chamber Opera Composer: Harrison Birtwistle Libretto: by Stephen Plaice in English Conductor: Daniel Hoyem-Cavazza Director: Nicola Raab Set...
The Last Supper (opera)
http://zoomata.com/?p=1268 Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper in Milan got a multimedia makeover thanks to British director Peter Greenaway. Visitors will see...
The Minotaur (opera)
The Minotaur is an opera in two acts, with 13 scenes by English composer Harrison Birtwistle to a libretto by poet David Harsent, commissioned by the Royal O...
Punch and Judy (opera)
Tragi-comédie ou comédie tragique en un acte de Harrison Birtwistle This production was originally created by English National Opera and the Young Vic Produc...
The Mask of Orpheus
View the full-length video at: http://www.boosey.com/podcast/Birtwistle-on-Birtwistle/13159 This interview with Sir Harrison Birtwistle, filmed at his home i...
Yan Tan Tethera (opera)
Harrison Birtwistle: Angel Fighter a dramatic epidsode from Genesis Text: Stephen Plaice William Towers, Countertenor Jeffrey Lloyd Roberts, Tenor RIAS Kamme...
Gawain (opera)
http://angerburg.blogspot.com/ This clip from a mid-1990s British documentary about the Royal Opera House exemplifies the conflict between traditional, rever...
The Second Mrs Kong
Stave III: The Second of the Three Spirits. Classic Literature VideoBook with synchronized text, interactive transcript, and closed captions in multiple lang...
Earth Dances
Earth Dances is a 1986 orchestral work by British composer Harrison Birtwistle. Its title is part of a geological metaphor that is also found in the piece's structure: Birtwistle has divided the orche...
Silbury Air
Silbury Air is a musical composition for chamber ensemble by the English composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle.Written in 1977 and revised in 2003, it takes as its inspiration the prehistoric mound of Silb...
The Corridor (opera)
The Corridor is a chamber opera composed by Harrison Birtwistle to an English language libretto by David Harsent. It premiered at the Aldeburgh Festival on 12 June 2009. The title refers to the corrid...
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Down by the Greenwood Side (opera)
Down by the Greenwood Side is a "dramatic pastoral" composed by Harrison Birtwistle to a text by Michael Nyman. It was first performed on 8 May 1969 at the Festival Pavilion, West Pier, Brighton.The t...
Gawain (opera)
Gawain is an opera with music by Harrison Birtwistle to a libretto by David Harsent. The story is based on the Middle English romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The opera was a commission from...
The Io Passion
The Io Passion is a chamber opera with music by Harrison Birtwistle and a libretto in English by Stephen Plaice. It was commissioned jointly by the Aldeburgh Festival, Almeida Opera and the Bregenz Fe...
The Last Supper (opera)
The Last Supper is an opera with music by Sir Harrison Birtwistle to an English and Latin libretto by Robin Blaser. Birtwistle composed the music over the period written in 1998-1999. The world prem...
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The Mask of Orpheus
The Mask of Orpheus is an opera with music by Harrison Birtwistle and a libretto by Peter Zinovieff. It was premiered in London at the English National Opera on May 21, 1986 to great critical acclaim....
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The Minotaur (opera)
The Minotaur is an opera in two acts, with 13 scenes by English composer Harrison Birtwistle to a libretto by poet David Harsent, commissioned by the Royal Opera House in London. The work, a retelling...
The Minotaur (opera) - Wikipedia
Punch and Judy (opera)
Punch and Judy is an opera with music by Harrison Birtwistle and a libretto by Stephen Pruslin, based on the puppet figures of the same names. Birtwistle wrote the score from 1966 to 1967. The opera...
The Second Mrs Kong
The Second Mrs Kong is an opera in two acts, with music by Sir Harrison Birtwistle to a libretto by Russell Hoban. Glyndebourne Touring Opera first staged the opera on 24 October 1994. The cast incl...
Yan Tan Tethera (opera)
Yan Tan Tethera is a chamber opera (subtitled A Mechanical Pastoral) by the English composer Harrison Birtwistle with a libretto by the poet Tony Harrison, based on a supernatural folk tale about two ...
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