Peter Grimes

A magnificent new production of Britten’s opera
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ABR Arts 18 March 2022

Peter Grimes

A magnificent new production of Britten’s opera
by
ABR Arts 18 March 2022
Allan Clayton as Peter Grimes and Cruz Fitz as the Boy in The Royal Opera's <em>Peter Grimes</em> (photograph by Yasuko Kageyama)
Allan Clayton as Peter Grimes and Cruz Fitz as the Boy in The Royal Opera's Peter Grimes (photograph by Yasuko Kageyama)

Sadly, stage productions of Benjamin Britten and Montagu Slater’s opera Peter Grimes are now few and far between in Australia, notwithstanding the fact that the work’s exploration of psychological distress and social ostracisation has lost none of its currency. Britten’s score, while incorporating significant modernist musical elements, also remains both accessible and attractive. And Australia can also boast of having produced two of the finest exponents of the title role in Ronald Dowd and Stuart Skelton (who sang the role in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s concert version in 2019).

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