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Peter Grimes ok 
														(Copyright © Magnus Skrede)
PRESENTED BY THE BERGEN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, BERGEN NATIONAL OPERA AND BERGEN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Peter Grimes

Benjamin Britten's masterpiece is set in a claustrophobic seaside town on England's windswept coast, and is some of the most powerful and theatrical music written for the operatic stage.

This concert version of Benjamin Britten’s great opera is conducted by BFO Music Director Edward Gardner, and the title role is sung by tenor Stuart Skelton, whose interpretation of the role is recognised as peerless: "Surely now the Grimes of our day. Not to be missed on stage," wrote the Sunday Times.

Peter Grimes is a true psychological thriller, painting a vivid portrait of a small community's descent into suspicion, gossip and bullying in the face of a tragedy. What has happened to fisherman Peter Grimes's missing apprentice? What part has Grimes, always the town's outsider, played in the boy's disappearance? As mistrust grows, Grimes's life spirals into downfall with dramatic consequences.



BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913–1976) music

MONTAGU SLATER (1902–1956) libretto

Peter Grimes, op. 33



Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Edward Gardner
conductor



Bergen Philharmonic Choir

Edvard Grieg Choir


Collegium Musicum’s Choir

Royal Northern College of Music Choir, Manchester

Håkon Matti Skrede choir master



Stuart Skelton Peter Grimes, a fisherman

Giselle Allen Ellen Orford, a widow, Borough schoolmistress

Roderick Williams Balstrode, retired merchant skipper

Annika Schlicht Auntie, landlady of The Boar

Hanna Husáhr 1st niece

Vibeke Kristensen 2nd niece

Catheryn Wyn-Rogers Mrs. Sedley, a rentier widow

Andrew Greenan Swallow, a lawyer

Marcus Farnsworth Ned Keene, apothecary and quack

Colin Judson Bob Boles, fisherman and Methodist

James Gilchrist Rev. Horace Adams, the rector

Barnaby Rea Hobson, the carrier



Performed in English with Norwegian surtitles.

Introduction (in Norwegian) by Eirik Loden at 18:45 in the Grieghallen foyer.


VENUE
Grieghallen, Griegsalen
DATE/TIME
FARES
Full price190.00640.00
With Festival Card140.00450.00
Under 30 years150.00  
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