Glyndebourne scrap book

Scope and Content

Glyndebourne 1946, The Rape of Lucretia.

Inserted inside the front cover is a published copy of the libretto for The Rape of Lucretia and four postcards from Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears, 1945-1948.

The scrap book also contains news articles, cast lists and programmes, production photographs of the Opera House, telegrams and letters of good luck, and cards from Nancy Evans, Kathleen Ferrier and more.

There are newspaper and magazine reviews and press cuttings from The New Yorker, The New York Times, Radio Times and other European and British papers.

Also includes photographs of the cast; Nancy Evans, Eric Crozier, Ronald Duncan, Britten, Pears and more.

Glyndebourne 1947, Albert Herring

Includes newspaper articles and reviews, programmes, an invitation to Buckingham Palace, programmes for European performances, mostly in the Netherlands, a postcard from Britten and Pears and letters from friends.

There are also photographs of Aldeburgh, and papers relating to Britten's operas from 1951-1954 such as Billy Budd and Gloriana.

Access Information

Open

This material is made available under the standard conditions of the Britten-Pears Foundation. Readers will be required to produce proof of identity and to sign a Reader's Undertaking form.