The Beggar's Opera - Wikipedia - Britten beggars opera gay
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First performed in , The Beggar's Opera is a work so iconoclastic that history hasn't quite decided how to deal with it. Usually described as. The Beggar's Opera is a ballad opera in three acts written in by John Gay with music .. In , Benjamin Britten created an adaptation with new harmonisations and arrangements of pre-existing tunes. Additional dialogue was written by.