Britten's River Deep, Mountain High

November 3, 2014 9:10 PM

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I'm an enormous Benjamin Britten fan so I was ecstatic when I saw the White Light Festival Presented by Lincoln Center was producing Curlew River, one of Britten's lesser known and more "difficult" pieces, but nothing prepared me for the monumental, illuminating and thrilling production of Curlew River that opened last week.

Curlew River is officially called A Parable for Church Performance, and this production, brought over from London with its original cast and complete orchestra is, according to the on-line program, the U.S. World Premiere; I can't imagine a more perfect production.

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