Red House Exhibition: Britten in America
Thursday 1 March – Sunday 28 October, 1 – 5pm Tuesday to Sunday
Part of Aldeburgh Festival
The Britten-Pears Foundation's festival exhibition follows in Britten’s footsteps and takes a trip to America.
Between 1939-1942 Britten lived and worked in the USA, writing some of his most fascinating works including Sinfonia da Requiem and his first stage work Paul Bunyan. While achieving great professional success, and living with some remarkable people, homesickness and concern for family in wartime England eventually drew him back to Suffolk where he remained for the rest of his life.