List of News Articles

  1. Archive Treasures: The Absent Composer

    In our archive we hold a short note, in Britten’s frail hand, sent to Snape Maltings on the first performance of his final opera Death in Venice on…
  2. Archive Treasure - What might have been: Britten, Milligan and Lewis Carroll

    The archive at the Red House documents the careers of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears in great detail. Making up a fascinating sub-set of the archive…
  3. Young Musicians' Health & Wellbeing

    We brought together some great minds to discuss the health and wellbeing of young musicians, in our latest Britten Pears Arts Think Tank. The…
  4. Hold the Drama

    Hold the Drama create non-verbal shows that use music and drama to start conversations about mental health and emotional wellbeing...
  5. t l k: compositions about loss and grief

    The next phase of development for a new t l k EP
  6. A group of people singong on stage

    Vox Pop: A Verbatim Musical

    A verbatim musical which follows the people of Cardiff in the days before, during, and after the general election in December 2019...
  7. The School Britten & Pears Built

    Britten and Pears founded a special kind of Music School. This year it celebrates its 50th year, and an important project is underway…
  8. Tilda Swinton in Derek Jarman's War Requiem, 1989

    The Anti-War Art of War Requiem, Sixty Years On

    May 2022 marks the sixtieth anniversary of War Requiem, ‘Perhaps the most important work I have yet written’ as Britten described it in his…
  9. Queen Elizabeth II opening Snape Maltings  in 1967

    10 things you may not know about Benjamin Britten and the Royal Family

    1. Benjamin Britten composed four works for the Royal Family, and arranged the National Anthem specially for our current Queen (his version is often…
  10. Making Music at HMP Warren Hill

    Britten Pears Arts has an over 20-year relationship with HMP Warren Hill, a male adult prison situated only a 15-minute drive from Snape Maltings. The…
  11. portrait of Alice Birch

    Alice Birch has Written an Opera

    Britain's most talked about new writer, Alice Birch, has written the libretto for a brand new opera. We reveal an exclusive extract of the text, and…
  12. Something in the Water: Aldeburgh Festival moments that made it famous

    Towering silent sentinels afloat on the Alde. Projections on a nuclear power station. Night walks and alfresco piano recitals at dawn. Aldeburgh…