24 March - 30 Oct 2022
The Red House, Aldeburgh

This exhibition celebrates the powerful role of women in Britten’s life – and how they navigated their careers in a man’s world.

Benjamin Britten is known for his decades-long relationship with the tenor Peter Pears, and for creating powerful roles for male characters in his operas. Yet the significant relationships with women throughout his life have been relatively unexplored. From his family upbringing and close bond with his mother and sisters, to the many women he worked with and was inspired by, to numerous close female friends, Britten and Women celebrates the powerful role of women in Britten’s life – and how they navigated their careers in a man’s world.

Open 11am - 5pm (last admission 4pm) every Thursday to Sunday

Price: Included in The Red House entry fee