16th October

Concert will begin at 18:00 hours GMT

Britten's 'Peter Grimes' with Cutler, Eichenholz, Foster-Williams and Schwarz from Vienna

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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: Eric Cutler: Peter Grimes. Agneta Eichenholz: Ellen Orford. Andrew Foster-Williams: Balstrode. Hanna Schwarz: Auntie. Miriam Kutrowatz: Nichte. Valentina Petraeva: Nichte. Rupert Charlesworth: Bob Boles. Thomas Faulkner: Swallow. Rosalind Plowright: Mrs Sedley. Erik Arman: Horace Adams. Edwin Crossley-Mercer: Ned Keene.

Arnold Schoenberg Choir. ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Guggeis.

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