29th August

Concert will begin at 18:05 hours GMT

Archival recording: Britten's 'Peter Grimes' with Begley, Hahn, Joll and Jones from Amsterdam

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Britten's 'Peter Grimes' is an opera with a libretto adapted by Montagu Slater from the narrative poem, 'Peter Grimes,' in George Crabbe's book The Borough. The 'borough' of the opera is a fictional village which shares some similarities with Crabbe's, and later Britten's, own home of Aldeburgh, a town on England's east coast.

Performers: Kim Begley, Brigitte Hahn, Phillip Joll, Della Jones, John Graham-Hall, Donald Maxwell.

Dutch National Opera Choir. The Hague Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth.

Recorded in April 2004.


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