Opera Excerpts

by Benjamin Britten, W A Mozart, H Purcell & L V Beethoven

August 1997, Royal Theatre, Northampton 

Original Cast: Northampton Youth Opera
Musical Director: Rachel Fryer
Produced by: Susan Jelley
Directed by: Benjamin Till

Benjamin directed excerpts from Britten's Paul Bunyan, Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte, Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Beethoven's Fidelio with an extremely talented bunch of young singers.

The picture here is taken from the Paul Bunyan sequence.

Working for Northampton Youth Opera was Benjamin's first paid job after leaving drama school. A similar production was staged at Wellingborough's Castle Theatre the previous year.