Peter Grimes at Edinburgh Festival

Edinburgh International Festival

Peter Grimes at Edinburgh Festival

Sunday 13 August

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Concert Performance

A collaboration between Bergen National Opera and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Sunday 13 August 18:00

Add to calendar 2017-08-13 18:00:00 2017-08-13 21:00:00 Europe/Oslo Peter Grimes at Edinburgh Festival Usher Hall, Edinburgh Concert Performance A collaboration between Bergen National Opera and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. What really happened to the young apprentice of surly fisherman Peter Grimes? Suspicion turns to violence when villagers mob together to uncover the unsettling truth. http://harmonien.no/english/concerts-and-tickets/2017/05/peter-grimes-at-edinburgh-festival/ See description Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester post@harmonien.no

What really happened to the young apprentice of surly fisherman Peter Grimes? Suspicion turns to violence when villagers mob together to uncover the unsettling truth.

Benjamin Britten’s immensely powerful work is the defining British opera of the 20th century, a remarkably compelling drama examining gossip, rumour and mob rule in some of the composer’s most dramatic sea-inspired music.

Australian tenor Stuart Skelton was widely celebrated for his visceral yet vulnerable recent performance as Grimes at English National Opera. He returns to the title role, teaming up again with Edward Gardner, who makes his second 2017 International Festival appearance with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. They are joined by a powerful international cast, including Canadian soprano Erin Wall as the woman who tries to save the shunned outsider.