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Benjamin Britten's War Requiem, written in response to the devastation of both World Wars, premiered in 1962.
November 10, 2013 Britten's response to the collective bloodshed of the 20th century remains as vital and visceral as it was when his Requiem premiered more than 50 years ago. It was commissioned for the reconsecration of Britain's Coventry Cathedral, which had been destroyed by a Nazi bomb raid in 1940.
The love of a woman strains the friendship between two fishermen in Bizet's lesser-known opera.
November 5, 2010 The Pearl Fishers, which includes a lovely tenor/baritone duet, shows that there's more to Georges Bizet's music than 'Carmen'. This production comes from Covent Garden, where the opera hasn't been performed in 90 years.
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Tenor Placido Domingo switches to the baritone register to sing the title role in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra last month at the BBC Proms Concerts.
August 13, 2010 The famed tenor tackles one of Verdi's most nuanced roles for baritone at this year's BBC Proms concerts. Boccanegra, the powerful leader of Genoa, deals a host of personal and political troubles as he finds his long-lost daughter, thwarts a kidnapping attempt and faces death.
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