First performed in 1941 and set in the pioneering days in America. Paul Bunyan is a lumberjack who never ages but grows taller every day. Paul marries and has a daughter but his wife leaves him. Later when she dies he gets his daughter back and she helps the camp cook - who decides to try and kill Paul but comes to his senses.


Author: Benjamin Britten
Lyrics: W H Auden
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Archive listings for Paul Bunyan

Work type: Opera or Operetta.

Part of ENO Studio Live - T792268048

Sung in EnglishProducer English National Opera. Conductor James Henshaw. Director Jamie Manton. Design Camilla Clarke. Choreographer Jasmine Ricketts. Lighting Marc Rosette. Performer Elgan Llyr Thomas (Johnny Inkslinger). Performer Rowan Pierce (Tiny).
11 May 19 to 13 May 19Alexandra Palace, Outer London :: V0521614631
listing details L0642670165

Part of ENO Studio Live - T0955445331

Sung in EnglishProducer English National Opera. Conductor Matthew Kofi Waldren. Director Jamie Manton. Design Camilla Clarke. Choreographer Jasmine Ricketts. Lighting Marc Rosette. Performer Elgan Llyr Thomas (Johnny Inkslinger). Performer Rowan Pierce (Tiny). Performer William Morgan (Hot Biscuit Slim). Performer Claire Pendleton (Fido). Performer Ella Kirkpatrick (Moppett). Performer Lydia Marchione (Poppett). Performer Graeme Lauren (Sam Sharkey). Performer Trevor Bowes (Ben Benny). Performer Adam Sullivan (Andy Anderson/Cronie). Performer Geraint Hylton (Pete Peterson/Cronie). Performer Paul Sheehan (Jen Jenson/Cronie). Performer Andrew Tinkler (Cross Crosshaulson/Cronie). Performer Robert Winslade Anderson (John Shears). Performer David Newman (Western Union Boy). Performer Michael Burke (Quartet of the Defeated). Performer Morag Boyle (Quartet of the Defeated). Performer David Newman (Quartet of the Defeated). Performer Paul Sheehan (Quartet of the Defeated). Performer Paul Sheehan (Solo Lumberjacks). Performer Ronald Nairne (Solo Lumberjacks). Performer Pablo Strong (Solo Lumberjacks). Performer Claire Mitcher (Wild Geese). Performer Rebecca Stockland (Wild Geese). Performer Susanna Tudor-Thomas (Wild Geese). Performer Joanne Appleby (Young Trees). Performer Amy Sedgwick (Young Trees). Performer Pablo Strong (Young Trees).
3 Sep 18 to 8 Sep 18Wilton's Music Hall, Inner London :: V1165
listing details L0928088126


New Production. Running time: approx 2hrs 15 mins with a 20min intervalProducer English Touring Opera. Conductor Philip Sunderland. Director Liam Steel. Design Anna Fleischle. Lighting Guy Hoare. Performer Caryl Hughes (Tiny). Performer Mark Wilde (Johnny Inkslinger/Balladeer). Performer Adrian Dwyer (Johnny Inkslinger/Balladeer). Performer Ashley Catling (Hot Biscuit Slim). Performer Stuart Haycock (Sam Sharkey). Performer Piotr Lempar (Ben Benny). Performer Wyn Pencarreg (Hel Helson). Performer Maciek O'Shea (Jen Jenson). Performer Abigail Kelly (Fido). Performer Amy Payne (Moppet). Performer Emma Watkinson (Poppet). Performer Matt R J Ward (Pete Peterson/Western Union Boy). Performer Adam Tunnicliffe (Andy Anderson/John Shears).
28 May 14Arts Theatre, Cambridge :: V19
listing details L0399103358
8 May 14Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
listing details L512759060
16 Apr 14Theatre Royal, York :: V954
listing details L01380567776
15 Apr 14 to 25 Apr 14Theatre Royal, Norwich :: V72
listing details L1912640322
8 Apr 14Curve, Leicester :: V830272338
listing details L01487105655
1 Apr 14Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham :: V90
listing details L01814698965
28 Mar 14Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Aldeburgh :: V75
listing details L01160255741
17 Feb 14 to 21 Feb 14Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L01457207370

British Youth Opera - T02107110182

Company British Youth Opera.
7 Sep 13 to 14 Sep 13Peacock Theatre, West End :: V222
listing details L01923761955


Company WNO Youth Opera.
23 Aug 13 to 24 Aug 13Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff :: V1984858935
listing details L0636587869


Company Anglia Opera. Conductor Paul Jackson. Director David Crilly.
3 May 05 to 7 May 05Mumford Theatre, Cambridge :: V22
listing details L289687451


Company Royal Opera. Performer Kenneth Cranham. Performer Peter Coleman-Wright. Performer Susan Gritton. Performer Jeremy White. Performer Francis Egerton. Performer Graeme Broadbent. Performer Henry Moss. Performer Peter Wedd. Performer Kurt Streit. Performer Donald Kaasch. Performer Timothy Robinson. Performer Lillian Watson. Performer Leah-Marian Jones. Performer Pamela Helen Stephen. Conductor Richard Hickox. Conductor Chris Willis. Director Francesca Zambello. Design Hildegard Bechtler. Costume Nicky Gillibrand. Lighting Wolfgang Gobbel. Choreographer Denni Sayers.
23 Apr 99 to 1 May 99Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224
listing details L667952412


Winner, 1998 Olivier Award for Best New Opera.Company Royal Opera.
19 Dec 97 to 20 Dec 97Alive Corn Exchange, Kings Lynn :: V68
listing details L02045867392
10 Dec 97 to 17 Dec 97Shaftesbury Theatre, West End :: V415
listing details L0290720541
5 Dec 97 to 6 Dec 97Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Aldeburgh :: V75
listing details L01252750370

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