Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Janet Baker, Heather Harper, Benjamin Luxon, Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk
Directors: Brian Large, Colin Graham
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Based on a story by Henry James, Owen Wingrave was commissioned by the BBC as an opera for television. Originally broadcast in color in 1971, it has an outstanding cast of great British singers, including Peter Pears, Jane... more »
G. Stefan Lazar | San Francisco, CA USA | 09/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're a fan of Britten operas, this recording is a must. As much as I like the version with Gerald Finley, this new release has to take top honors. Given than Britten was a pacifist, this must have been composted from the heart - and how brilliantly he did! This is the original recording that was shown on British television with Britten conducting and a cast chosen by him. While the picture and sound (mono) show their age (1971), they are still quite good. I can't imagine it being done better."