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Get to know Britten's tragic opera, about a Suffolk fisherman and his uneasy relationship with his neighbours, with our synopsis and stunning pictures from English National Opera's current production.
As the mob marches off, Ellen, Auntie, and her 'nieces' sing sadly of the relationship of women with men. 'And shall we be ashamed because we comfort men from ugliness?' the nieces sing. Photo © ENO/Robert Workman
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