English National Opera: Peter Grimes
The English National Opera’s performance of Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes, a revival of David Alden’s 2009 sell-out production, captured in HD live on stage. Considered to be the most significant British opera in over two centuries.
“The bleak, enclosed world of a fishing village provides the backdrop for the story of fisherman Peter Grimes and his uneasy relationship with the other inhabitants. Following the death of Grimes's apprentice, the community presumes Grimes to be guilty. Although he is cleared of any blame, the villagers no longer trust him, and when his new apprentice accidentally falls to his death, Grimes spirals towards a tragic breakdown.” (English National Opera)