Peter Grimes: A Multimedia Semi-Staged Event

Stuart Skelton plays the lead role in Britten’s Peter Grimes, regarded among “the true operatic masterpieces of the twentieth century.” (The New York Times). Dramatic stage design, costumes, and multimedia projections tell this thrilling tale of love, madness, and the mysterious deaths left in the wake of the seafaring outcast, leaving audiences wondering: is Grimes a villain, or a victim of cruel fate?

“It’s hard not to admire the way this orchestra and its leader think outside the box; it’s getting to be a habit for them.” SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS


Michael Tilson Thomas


James Darrah

director and production designer

Stuart Skelton

tenor (Peter Grimes)

Elza van den Heever

soprano (Ellen Orford)

Alan Opie

baritone (Captain Balstrode)

Ann Murray

mezzo-soprano (Auntie)

Nancy Maultsby

mezzo-soprano (Mrs. Sedley)

Eugene Brancoveanu

baritone (Ned Keene)

John Relyea

bass (Mr. Swallow)

San Francisco Symphony Chorus

San Francisco Symphony



Peter Grimes

Concert: Approx. 2h 40m, includes intermission.

Watch a Video

Stuart Skelton plays Peter Grimes in Britten's Peter Grimes for Opera Australia:

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  1. Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall

  2. Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall

  3. Sun, Jun 29, 2014 at 2:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall

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Pre- and post-show Events

Inside Music, an informative talk with Peter Grunberg, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticketholders.

Program Support

Supported by The Barbro and Bernard Osher Staged Production Fund.