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01Radio 3 Live In Concert20120608

Live from the Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Presented by Louise Fryer

The opening concert from the 2012 Aldeburgh Festival - an Oliver Knussen opera double bill.

'Children are the only reasonably sane audience' -Maurice Sendak.

The 2012 Aldeburgh Festival opens with a bang as two of the most imaginative children's books by the late Maurice Sendak are brought to life in an opera double bill from the festival's artist in residence Oliver Knussen. Ryan Wigglesworth conducts the Britten Sinfonia with a cast including Susanna Andersson, Susan Bickley, Claire Booth, Lucy Schaufer, Graeme Broadbent, Graeme Danby, Jonathan Gunthorpe and Christopher Lemmings in Where the Wild Things Are and Higglety Pigglety Pop!

Oliver Knussen: Where the Wild Things Are

Singers: Susanna Andersson, Susan Bickley, Claire Booth, Lucy Schaufer, Graeme Broadbent, Graeme Danby, Jonathan Gunthorpe and Christopher Lemmings

Netia Jones director/designer

Britten Sinfonia

Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth.

02 LASTRadio 3 Live In Concert20120608

Live from the Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Presented by Louise Fryer

The opening concert from the 2012 Aldeburgh Festival - an Oliver Knussen opera double bill.

'Children are the only reasonably sane audience' -Maurice Sendak.

The 2012 Aldeburgh Festival opens with a bang as two of the most imaginative children's books by the late Maurice Sendak are brought to life in an opera double bill from the festival's artist in residence Oliver Knussen. Ryan Wigglesworth conducts the Britten Sinfonia with a cast including Susanna Andersson, Susan Bickley, Claire Booth, Lucy Schaufer, Graeme Broadbent, Graeme Danby, Jonathan Gunthorpe and Christopher Lemmings in Where the Wild Things Are and Higglety Pigglety Pop!

Oliver Knussen: Higglety Pigglety Pop!

Singers: Susanna Andersson, Susan Bickley, Claire Booth, Lucy Schaufer, Graeme Broadbent, Graeme Danby, Jonathan Gunthorpe and Christopher Lemmings

Netia Jones director/designer

Britten Sinfonia

Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth.