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Paul Bunyan UK - 1942
Benjamin Britten 1913 - 1976 UK 2*
Opérette : Light opera, both in music and subject.
Libretto by W H Auden based on the American folktale
First performance at Brander Matthews Hall, New York on 5 May 1941
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Britten's first venture into opera was a light piece about an American folk hero with a libretto by W. H. Auden.