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Britten: Peter Grimes (an open-air performance on Aldeburgh beach) / Alan Oke, Giselle Allen, David Kempster [DVD]

Notes & Reviews:

  • A winningly imaginative filmic interpretation of Benjamin Britten's ever-popular opera, the most successful opera of post-war Britain.
  • The Alderbergh Festival played host to this production, with Steuart Bedford conducting the Britten-Pears Orchestra and Alan Oke, Giselle Allen and David Kempster starring as Peter, Ellen and Capt. Balstrode respectively.
  • The performances were universally hailed by Britain's major news media outlets, including The Guardian and The Times.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 161 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo, DD 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Country of Origin: England


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Works Details

>Britten, Benjamin : Peter Grimes
  • Performers: Giselle Allen; Charmian Bedford; Alexandra Hutton; Gaynor Keeble; David Kempster; Alan Oke
  • Conductor: Steuart Bedford
  • Ensemble: Britten-Pears Orchestra
  • Running Time: 141 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944
  • Studio/Live: Live