l Members of the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme include Ross Ramgobin as Owen and terrific Edinburgh-born soprano Catherine Backhouse, who sings the role of Kate Julian with impressive conviction

l Members of the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme include Ross Ramgobin as Owen and terrific Edinburgh-born soprano Catherine Backhouse, who sings the role of Kate Julian with impressive conviction

l The opera's older roles are taken by legends of British opera: Jonathan Summers as Coyle, Susan Bullock as Miss Wingrave, Janis Kelly as Mrs Julian and Richard Berkeley-Steele as General Wingrave. Together they are a formidable bunch

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l Mark Wigglesworth conducts a superb Britten-Pears Orchestra in David Matthew's chamber version of the score