Britten at Aldeburgh, in concert and on film

September 2, 2018

I'm incredibly excited to have been asked to perform Britten's Canticle II, 'Abraham & Isaac' at The Red House, Aldeburgh on November 9th - also my birthday! What a present! And also to present a short film for the Britten-Pears Archive on the work.

'Abraham & Isaac' was written for performance by Peter Pears and Kathleen Ferrier, accompanied by Britten himself at the piano. They always had a great deal of fun during their concerts together - the photo above was taken with them all looking intently at a phone directory! I'm honoured, as a Lowestoft girl, to be performing this work in this place. 

As Holofernes, Diana Moore combined military grandeur and suave seductiveness into a superb portrait of a warrior at play on the fields of love.

Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

Diana Moore