Discovering America: From Paul Bunyan to Peter Grimes
Cambridge Opera Journal (2015) Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 129-153

Britten and Auden's 'choral operetta' Paul Bunyan, written in New York in 1939-41, has often been seen as out of touch with its American context and as an anomalous precursor to the triumphant Peter Grimes (1945). A closer look, however, ...