British composer Benjamin Britten described his opera PETER GRIMES as “the struggle of the individual against the masses. The more vicious the society, the more vicious the individual.” Set in a drab fishing village, PETER GRIMES tells the story of a man accused by his neighbors of committing unspeakable crimes, and how their actions ripple further and further. Britten’s incredible score includes the Four Sea Interludes, instrumental music between scenes that perfectly express the mystery and pain at the heart of this opera. Starring John Graham-Hall, Susan Gritton, Christopher Purves and Felicity Palmer.
From Teatro alla Scala, Milan.
Conducted by Robin Ticciati. Directed by Richard Jones. Starring John Graham-Hall, Susan Gritton, Christopher Purves and Felicity Palmer.