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New York City Opera: Benjamin Britten's Paul Bunyan (#2302)
This frontier tall tale about the legendary American folk hero represents the first operatic collaboration between Benjamin Britten, one of England's most distinguished composers, and W.H. Auden, one of England's best-known poets. The story, filled with the naive, swaggering optimism of the 19th century, shows how the presence of the giant lumberjack spurs the colonists' mastery of nature to bring about the development of the continent. Throughout, the eternal human conflicts of brain versus brawn and choice versus responsibility are played out before Paul Bunyan, his work done, bids his farewell. [146 minutes]
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