Music: Satire in Sussex

Operas were still rolling off English Composer Benjamin Britten's promised one-a-year production line, but the new 1947 model seemed to have some rattles.

In the Glyndebourne Festival opera house, tucked away in England's Sussex Downs, bright, young (33) Composer Britten's third opera in as many years had its premiere last week. It was Britten's first try at satirical comedy; his first two operas, Peter Grimes and The Rape of Lucretia (TIME, June 9), were both dark and tragic. For the new opera, Albert Herring, Librettist Eric Crozier did a slapstick adaptation of...

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