2 May 2013
We’re delighted to announce that one of the UK’s best-loved actors, Stephen Fry, will be lending his voice to the giant lumberjack, Paul Bunyan, in our Youth Opera production of Britten’s opera. Stephen Fry pre-recorded the off stage spoken role of the larger than life character Paul Bunyan, who is the boss of a group of lumberjacks and has a vision of what America could be.
Stephen Fry, who has pre-recorded his role, which will be incorporated into the production via voice-over and visual projection says: “As a lifelong opera lover I’m thrilled to be part of Youth Opera’s new production of Paul Bunyan. Harnessing the energy and passion of this young company is an extremely appropriate way to celebrate Benjamin Britten’s centenary year, and I hope that the young singers, musicians and technical students will spread their enthusiasm for this fantastic art-form to their friends and families.”
Also featuring in the opera will be over 100 members of Only Boys Aloud, who are previous Britain’s Got Talent finalists.