6 December 2018

St Nicholas Day: ‘The Life and Legends of Saint Nicolas’ by Eric Crozier

Eric Crozier (1914–1994) was a theatre director and librettist as well as author to several books. In 1949 he published ‘The Life and Legends of Saint Nicolas’ after extensive research into the life of Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myra.

Crozier wrote the text for Britten’s cantata Saint Nicolas in 1948; directed Britten’s opera Peter Grimes; was librettist for operas Albert Herring, The Little Sweep and Billy Budd; and was co-founder of the Aldeburgh Festival with Britten and Pears in 1948.

The Life and Legends of Saint Nicolas

Crozier’s ‘The Life and Legends of Saint Nicolas’

 

The Life and Legends of Saint Nicolas

Inscription from Crozier to Britten and Pears

 

The Life and Legends of Saint Nicolas

Spine of Crozier’s ‘The Life and Legends of Saint Nicolas’

 

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