Friday 24 August 2012
7.00pm – c10.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
Benjamin BrittenPeter Grimes, Op 33 (150 mins) concert performance
- Stuart Skelton tenor, Peter Grimes
- Amanda Roocroft soprano, Ellen Orford
- Iain Paterson bass-baritone, Captain Balstrode
- Rebecca de Pont Davies mezzo-soprano, Auntie
- Matthew Best baritone, Swallow
- Leigh Melrose baritone, Ned Keene
- Michael Colvin tenor, Bob Boles
- Dame Felicity Palmer mezzo-soprano, Mrs Sedley
- Gillian Ramm soprano, First Niece
- Mairéad Buicke soprano, Second Niece
- Darren Jeffery bass-baritone, Hobson
- Stuart Kale tenor, Rev Horace Adams
- ENO Chorus and Orchestra
- Edward Gardner conductor
About this event
First staged a month after VE Day, Britten’s searing psychological drama set in a claustrophobic Suffolk fishing community was the critical and popular success that effectively established a new kind of English operatic tradition.
ENO has kept the opera at the heart of its repertoire and tonight’s concert performance is based on a sold-out production hailed as a ‘superb company achievement’ on its first outing in 2009. Australian tenor Stuart Skelton once again heads the cast with his remarkable, multifaceted portrayal of the disturbed outsider.
There will be two intervals of 20 minutes
On the web:
Tenor Stuart Skelton talks to Edward Seckerson about his journey from Rugby and Formula One to his repeated triumphs in the role of Peter Grimes in a podcast from The Independent.
Discover the Music
Download a short audio guide published on the day about a key work in tonight’s Prom: Tom Service talks about Britten's Peter Grimes.