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Peter Grimes



Benjamin Britten
Benjamin Britten
Peter Grimes: By Benjamin Britten
ENGLAND
SNAPE  •  Snape Maltings Concert Hall  •  Ongoing
 
 

Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes (Concert version)

Steuart Bedford, conductor

Anthony Kraus, chorus master

Cast

Alan Oke:  Peter Grimes
Giselle Allen:  Ellen Orford
David Kempster: Captain Balstrode
Gaynor Keeble:  Auntie
Lexi Hutton: First Niece
Charmian Bedford: Second Niece
Robert Murray:  Bob Boles
Henry Waddington:  Swallow
Catherine Wyn-Rogers:  Mrs Sedley
Christopher Gillett:   Rev Horace Adams
Charles Rice: Ned Keene
Stephen Richardson: Hobson

The Chorus of Opera North with the Chorus of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Britten–Pears Orchestra

Fisherman Peter Grimes is an outsider in the community of misfits and bigots who populate “the Borough”, a fictionalised version of Aldeburgh. Is he responsible for the death of his young apprentice? Is he mad, evil or a misunderstood visionary?

Britten’s early masterpiece has captured the imagination of audiences around the world ever since its premiere in the aftermath of the second  world war, transforming the sadistic fisherman of The Borough, George Crabbe’s poem on which the opera is based, into an enigmatic anti-hero.



Aldeburgh Music 2013 Festival Website



Detailed schedule information:
7:30 pm

Contact:

Aldeburgh Music
Snape Maltings Retailing
Snape, Saxmundham
Suffolk IP17 1SP
United Kingdom


e-mail: enquiries@aldeburgh.co.uk
Tel: (44) 01728 687110

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