Live from the opening night of the 2013 Aldeburgh Festival, Act 2 of Britten's opera Peter Grimes. Steuart Bedford conducts the Britten-Pears Orchestra with Alan Oke as Grimes.
Louise Fryer presents live from Snape Maltings at the opening night of the 2013 Aldeburgh Festival. In festival-founder Benjamin Britten's centenary year, the festival opens with a concert-hall performance of Britten's masterpiece Peter Grimes. Britten expert Steuart Bedford conducts the Britten-Pears Orchestra and The Chorus of Opera North and the Chorus of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Alan Oke in the title role.
Radio 3 Opera Guide to Peter Grimes - with Britten experts Paul Kildea and Philip Reed and soprano Dame Josephine Barstow.
Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes
Steuart Bedford conductor
James Holmes head of music & assistant conductor
Anthony Kraus chorus master
Peter Grimes ..... Alan Oke
Ellen Orford ..... Giselle Allen
Captain Balstrode ..... David Kempster
Auntie ..... Gaynor Keeble
First Niece ..... Lexi Hutton
Second Niece ..... Charmian Bedford
Bob Boles ..... Robert Murray
Swallow ..... Henry Waddington
Mrs Sedley ..... Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Rev Horace Adams ..... Christopher Gillett
Ned Keene ..... Charles Rice
Hobson ..... Stephen Richardson
The Chorus of Opera North with the Chorus of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama