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New York Times
Aldeburgh Festival 2017 celebrates the 50th anniversary of music at Snape Maltings. One of the earliest conversions of a former industrial building for arts use, Snape Maltings Concert Hall was finished in time for the 1967 Festival. This year, as 50 years ago, the Festival presents Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. We also feature a second Britten opera, with Opera North’s concert stagings of Billy Budd, a work never previously performed here.