ETO is also performing The Magic Flute on Fri 9 & Sat 10 May. Buy tickets for both ETO operas at the same time and get 15% off!

Charming and dreamlike, Paul Bunyan is often described as part-opera, part-musical, with elements of blues, folk songs and hymns making it a very accessible introduction to the music of Benjamin Britten. A humorous collaboration with poet W.H. Auden, it is a witty, imagery-rich evening set in a lumberjack’s camp, telling a story of the American frontier.

The opera is populated by an exotic array of characters, including giants, singing geese, dancing Swedes, bad cooks and a smooth chef.

The character of Paul Bunyan is voiced by Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor Damian Lewis (Star of TV series Homeland & Band of Brothers)

A witty and irreverent response to the American Dream, English Touring Opera’s production forms part of the Britten 100 centenary celebrations.

“Flawless from start to finish” ★★★★★ Independent

“Could give any Broadway hit a run for its money” ★★★★ Telegraph

“Joyously and enthusiastically sung” Observer

Winner of the 2014 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera.

Click below to hear some of the songs from Paul Bunyan: