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Cyrano de Bergerac - Franco Alfano

L'amore dei tre re (The Love of Three Kings) - Italo Montemezzi

Oedipe (Oedipus) - George Enescu

Genoveva (Genevieve) - Robert Schumann

Der Traumgörge (Görge the Dreamer) - Alexander Zemlinsky

Król Roger (King Roger) - Karol Szymanowski

Paul Bunyan - Benjamin Britten

Information about the opera Paul Bunyan by Benjamin Britten, and the best recordings available on CD or DVD, or for download.

A charming opera about the mythical lumberjack from American folklore.Paul Bunyan

Recommended recordings on CD

Brunelle/Wagner/Lawless (Virgin Classics VCD7 90710-2)

VCD7 90710-2

Plymouth Music Series Chorus, Plymouth Music Series Orchestra, conducted by Philip Brunelle.

Cast: Pop Wagner (Narrator), James Lawless (Paul Bunyan), Dan Dressen (Johnny Inkslinger), Elisabeth Comeaux (Tiny), Clifton Ware (Slim).

Virgin Classics VCD7 90710-2