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
director and production designer
tenor (Peter Grimes)
Elza van den Heever
soprano (Ellen Orford)
baritone (Captain Balstrode)
mezzo-soprano (Mrs. Sedley)
baritone (Ned Keene)
bass (Mr. Swallow)
San Francisco Symphony
Concert: Approx. 2h 40m, includes intermission.
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Stuart Skelton plays Peter Grimes in Britten's Peter Grimes for Opera Australia: