Curlew River - Britten Sinfonia

Curlew River

14 – 16 Nov 2013


Curlew River


Mark Stone

White Knight, Cheshire Cat, Mock Turtle, Soldier

Netia Jones

director, designer and video artist

William Lacey

Music Director


Benjamin Britten and William Plomer’s synthesis of a Noh play and Christian parable set in medieval East Anglia is a unique and extraordinary work – a piece shot through with the strange, exotic sounds of bells, un-tuned drums, organ and chamber ensemble. Taking place in the medieval church of St Giles’ Cripplegate this performance with film and live projection is directed by Netia Jones and features tenor Ian Bostridge alongside Britten Sinfonia and the orchestra’s own professional choir, Britten Sinfonia Voices.

Produced by the Barbican.