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Britten: Peter Grimes / Welser-Most/Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House [DVD]

Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : Peter Grimes, Op. 33
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Premiered in 1945, Benjamin Britten's 'Peter Grimes' stands high amongst the outstanding operatic achievements of the 20th century. The tragic story of a poor, demented fisherman at odds with a society that hounds him to a suicidal death, this moving tale continues to haunt audiences to this day. Britten's sensitive, complex characterizations and magnificent music combine high art with a remarkable feeling for the simple and direct. This David Pountney production has been praised for projecting the rich subtleties of the work in an abstract, surreal presentation.

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Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Country of Origin: USA


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Works Details

>Britten, Benjamin : Peter Grimes, Op. 33
  • Performers: Christopher Ventris (Tenor); Alfred Muff (Bass); Emily Magee (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
  • Ensemble: Zurich Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 150 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1944-1945