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The Beggar's Opera

Opera: Work details

Arranger: Benjamin Britten
Arranger: Johann Christoph Pepusch
Librettist: John Gay
Work definition: Ballad opera in three acts
Language: English
Notes: Britten reworked the original 1728 ballad opera by Gay and Pepusch.
World premiere: 24 May 1948, Arts Theatre, Cambridge
ROH premiere: 20 January 2009, The Royal Opera
ROH company premiere: 20 January 2009, The Royal Opera, Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Related work: The Beggar's Opera
Productions
The Beggar's Opera (2009) The Royal Opera (10 performances online)