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Community music development: Let's make an Opera/Little Sweep

Posted 2 Mar 2020

Please help us in reconstructing the performance history in Scotland of this work by Benjamin Britten and his librettist Eric Crozier.

From the outset, the underlying concept was to invite local schoolchildren to participate.

However, the original 1949 format with a play followed by an opera seems later to have been abandoned.

Performances in recent times have been of the opera only, the Little Sweep.

Certainly the joint performance in Dundee, seen by Stephen Fraser of OperaScotland, seems to have been a rare one in the original format.   

Can anyone point us to other Scottish performances?

Check out details of the Dundee performances here

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