Aldeburgh Festival - Peter Grimes Reviews
21 April 2021
Alan Oke (Peter Grimes)
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Alan Oke (Peter Grimes)
Alan Oke (Peter Grimes)

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Peter Grimes

Aldeburgh Festival


No. of reviews: 18

Returning Britten's dark social parable Peter Grimes to the sea
5 Jul 13 / New Statesman
Grimes contra viento y marea
29 Jun 13 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Staging of 'Peter Grimes' on the beach pays tribute to Britten at 100
26 Jun 13 / New York Times
Vom Winde unterstützt
25 Jun 13 / Klassik Info
This Grimes on the Beach was a great experience-- an operatic happening
25 Jun 13 / Musical Criticism
Peter Grimes came home to its birthplace in an exhilarating performance
24 Jun 13 / Express
Grimes on the Beach - The chilling case of the bodies in the wave
23 Jun 13 / Independent on Sunday
A once-in-a-lifetime event to celebrate the centenary of its founder Benjamin Britten
20 Jun 13 / Bloomberg
An unforgettable experience for those lucky enough to be present
19 Jun 13 / The Stage
A remarkable, unrepeatable achievement
19 Jun 13 / The Guardian
A triumph against the odds
19 Jun 13 / Telegraph
Britten's greatest opera gets a staging to remember
19 Jun 13 / The Arts Desk
An extraordinary spectacle at the water's edge
19 Jun 13 / Independent
What a start to the Britten centenary Festival
17 Jun 13 / Musical Criticism
Alan Oke triumphed as Grimes
11 Jun 13 / Classical Source
Alan Oke gave Grimes an arresting inwardness
11 Jun 13 / Independent
The focus was intimately on Grimes himself
11 Jun 13 / Financial Times (via Google)
Steuart Bedford conducted with compelling and absolute authority
11 Jun 13 / Ipswich Star
What an opera-tunity!
Standing ovation for first ever beach production of opera inspired by Suffolk fishing community.
Peter Grimes on the beach? Shiver me tenors!
Freezing temperatures, mighty winds, shifting sands … can this attempt to stage Britten's great opera Peter Grimes on a Suffolk beach possibly succeed?
Nothing beats Benjamin Britten on a moonlit beach
The 100th anniversary of the composer's birth will see Peter Grimes performed as it should be.
Oke stands tall for the best of Britten
The tenor takes centre stage as ‘Peter Grimes’ returns to Aldeburgh.
Production details
Cast
Oke, Allen, Keeble, Hutton, Bedford, Kempster, Wyn-Rogers, Waddington, Rice, Murray, Gillett, Richardson
(c) Bedford (d) Albery
Performance dates
7, 9, 17, 19, 21 June 2013
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