Multimedia Collection

Peter Grimes

DVD
155 min
1981
M1500 .B75 P5 2003 DVD

Opera in a prologue and three acts. Music by Benjamin Britten. Libretto by Montagu Slater, after the poem by George Crabbe.

Peter Grimes was the work that established Benjamin Britten as a major musical force when it was first performed in 1945. It is now universally acknowledged as one of the twentieth century's finest operas. In this performance Canadian tenor Jon Vickers - internationally acclaimed for his portrayal of Grimes - heads a cast that gives vivid life to this masterpiece.

Cast: Jon Vickers (Peter Grimes) ; Heather Harper (Ellen Orford) ; Norman Bailey (Captain Balstrode) ; supporting soloists ; Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House ; Colin Davis, conductor.

Recorded at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on June 30, 1981.

Sung in English; subtitles in English, German and Spanish.

Distributed by Kultur (www.kultur.com).

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