Ben Heppner embodies one of the most iconic roles in 20th-century opera.
After the moral catastrophe of World War II, Benjamin Britten held up a mirror to English life as no other composer has, before or since. Britten earned his reputation – and wrote arguably the best opera of the 20th century – with this gripping psychological study of a village by the sea. His evocative music personifies the unrelenting power and loneliness of the ocean, and reveals the life of an alienated fisherman with spellbinding drama.
Performance time is approximately three hours and 15 minutes including two intermissions. Sung in English with English SURTITLES™.
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Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West