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Video: Nigel Douglas remembers the premiere production of Owen Wingrave

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Tenor Nigel Douglas played the role of Lechmere in the premiere production of Owen Wingrave, filmed at Snape Maltings Concert Hall in 1970 and shown on BBC2 in 1971.
Nigel will be taking part in our Owen Wingrave Study Day on Tuesday 17 June, which will include contributions from cast and creative team members from both 1971 and 2014 productions and will feature discussion, archive footage and live musical illustrations.

Video: director Neil Bartlett introduces Owen Wingrave

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Director Neil Bartlett talks about staging Britten’s late pacifist opera Owen Wingrave at the 2014 Aldeburgh Festival:

Did you know David Attenborough was involved in commissioning Owen Wingrave?

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National treasure and everyone’s favourite nature film maker talks about the newly formed BBC2’s pledge to cover contemporary music and how he met Benjamin Britten to discuss the details of the Owen Wingrave commission.