Peter Grimes

United Kingdom, 1981

TV show
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Peter Grimes, the opera by Benjamin Britten, libretto by Montagu, directed by Sir John Tooley is based on George Crabbe’s long narrative poem, “The Borough”, and is set on the East Coast of England in a small fishing community dominated by the sea. The theme is universal - conflict between an individual and a society that sees him as an outsider. Features performers Jon Vickers (Peter Grimes), Heather Harper (Ellen Oxford), Norman Bailey (Captain Balstrode), The Royal Opera Chorus and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House conducted by Sir Colin Davis. Recorded at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Credits

production company

BBC-TV

Covent Garden Video Productions

producer

Elijah Moshinsky

co-director

John Vernon

John Tooley

Duration

02:30:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1981

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

300560

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Music & Performing Arts → Operas

Music & Performing Arts → Performing arts

Performance

Performance → Opera - Performance

Television

Television → Television programs

Television → Television programs → Television programs - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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