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Benjamin Luxon on The Soldier’s Tale

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Benjamin Luxon, a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, had his international singing career cut short in 1992 due to hearing loss. Thanks to what he calls a “modern miracle,” a cochlear implant, he has been back on stage acting for the past dozen years. Luxon celebrates his 82nd birthday with 2 performances in Kinderhook this month as the Narrator of Igor Stravinsky’s masterpiece The Soldier’s Tale, with the Broad Street Chamber Players and his step-daughter, the dancer Anni Crofut. Luxon spoke with us about the production, and the moment he knew something was terribly wrong with his hearing. Learn more about the upcoming event.

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