(1913 - 1976)
A popular British composer of operas, and many
other musical forms, including choral and orchestral music and solo vocal
music. Several of Britten's works, including A Ceremony of Carols, are
performed on a seasonal schedule. Britten has also achieved much success as an opera
composer, using themes from American, Japanese, and British cultures. He also spoke out against militarism.
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