Summer Festival of Music
SUMMER FESTIVAL OPERA
PAUL BUNYAN by Benjamin Britten
Friday 8 June, 7pm
Saturday 9 June, 3pm
Sunday 10 June, 6pm
An entertaining and fascinating operetta based on the North American folk legend of Paul Bunyan, the giant lumberjack! Standing as tall as the Empire State Building, this behemoth of a man chopped his way across a newly founded America and into the hearts of its citizens. Paul Bunyan entertains adults and children alike, combining Britten’s beautiful music, which features folksongs, hymns and blues, with a libretto by W. H. Auden. Come and see some of the University's most talented performers in this summer’s gigantic musical adventure!
Part of the Summer Festival of Music. The Summer Festival of Music has been running at the University of Birmingham for over 20 years. It is a week-long festival organised by students to create music-making opportunities for performers from across the University and the wide community. Each year the festival welcomes new participants in a variety of roles - from conductors, composers and the many members of the ensembles to the organising commitee - ensuring that there is something for everyone.
This year the Birmingham-based Edward's Trust is our charity partner.
The Summer Festival Opera wishes to thank the Britten Pears-Foundation for its generous support.