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Object Name
'Thirty-sixth Aldeburgh Festival' programme

Programme of the Aldeburgh Festival held at Aldeburgh and the Snape Maltings annually. The Festival was started in 1948 by Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears and Eric Crozier. John Piper often designed costume and sets for Britten/Pears productions, and so was good friends with both. Both John and Myfanwy Piper often contributed to the Festival.

This programme is from the 10-26 June 1983 festival, and featured in the programme of events 'The Turn of the Screw'. an opera with music by Britten and libretto by Myfanwy Piper. There is also a photographs of various productions, and of John, Myfanwy, Clarissa and Edward Piper, along with Britten and Pears on a break from rehearsing the opera in Venice.

John Piper often designed the covers for these programmes, including this one which features a Foliate Head.
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Associated Date
10 Jun 1983
26 Jun 1983
Associated Period
20th century
Associated Event
Aldeburgh Festival, The; 20th Century