They’ve had plenty of time at Aldeburgh to plan next year’s Benjamin Britten centenary and plenty of anxiety to try something different when the whole world will be performing the major works.
Here’s what they’ve come up with (and you read it here first).
A year from now, on June 7, 2013, Peter Grimes will be staged on the Aldeburgh beach where the action takes place. It’s a bold and unprecedented bid for authenticity – and if it rains, no-one can complain. Tim Albery will direct, Steuart Bedford conducts and Alan Oke will sing Grimes.
Also in the season are major premieres fro Harrison Birtwistle, Wolfgang Rihm, Judith Weir, Magnus Lindberg and Richard Rodney Bennett.
Buy your brollies now.