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Aldeburgh Festival

The Aldeburgh Festival is an English festival, largely revolving around classical music. It takes place every year in June at Aldeburgh in Suffolk, in the 15th century church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul and in the Jubilee Hall.

Further venues nearby include Snape[?], Orford[?], Blythburgh[?] and Framlingham.

The Festival was founded in 1948 by the composers Sir Benjamin Britten and Eric Crozier[?] and the singer Sir Peter Pears. Several of Britten's operas were premiered at the festival, including A Midsummer Night's Dream[?] (1960) and Death in Venice (1973). Harrison Birtwistle's Punch and Judy[?] was also first heard there in 1968.

See also: Festivals in the United Kingdom



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