English National Opera - Peter Grimes Reviews
19 April 2021
Stuart Skelton (Peter Grimes)
Elza van den Heever (Ellen Orford), Chorus
Rhian Lois, Mary Bevan (Nieces)
Stuart Skelton (Peter Grimes), Timothy Kirrage (John)

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Peter Grimes

English National Opera

No. of reviews: 16

ENOS’s Peter Grimes makes the big screen
25 Feb 14 / Seen and Heard
Nerve-tingling drama is best of Britten
6 Feb 14 / Express
Le sans-faute d'Edward Gardner et de David Alden
5 Feb 14 / ResMusica
Peter Grimes at the English National Opera is even better than before
4 Feb 14 / Metro
The 'risk and courage' of Britten's 1945 masterpiece are ever apparent in ENO's revival
3 Feb 14 / The Observer
Peter Grimes takes Coliseum by storm
2 Feb 14 / Londonist
Stuart Skelton remains a charismatic and compelling interpreter of Peter Grimes
1 Feb 14 / Classical Source
An enthralling performance of Britten's Peter Grimes is beautifully sung but evades the tragic conflict
31 Jan 14 / Telegraph
ENO’s Peter Grimes is a must-see production
31 Jan 14 / Seen and Heard
An electrifying revival of David Alden’s revelatory production of Britten’s masterpiece
31 Jan 14 / The Arts Desk
David Alden and Edward Gardner offered a thrilling blast of Britten
31 Jan 14 / Evening Standard
Musically, things fared much better
30 Jan 14 / Opera Britannia
Once opera is freed from literalism it can unleash ferocious power
30 Jan 14 / What's on Stage
Few performances of this great work achieve a comparable level of precision and impact
30 Jan 14 / The Stage
An enthralling performance of Britten's Peter Grimes is beautifully sung but evades the tragic conflict
30 Jan 14 / Telegraph
David Alden's 2009 production of Britten's opera remains an overwhelming experience
30 Jan 14 / The Guardian
ENO's Peter Grimes on screen
A test of what opera-in-cinemas can deliver.
'There is a lot of rubbish in opera'
Rupert Christiansen talks to the deliciously outspoken mezzo-soprano Felicity Palmer as she returns to the ENO in Peter Grimes.
Production details
Skelton, van den Heever, de Pont Davies, Lois, Bevan, Paterson, Palmer, Best, Melrose, Colvin, Robinson, Trevino
(c) Gardner (d) Alden
Performance dates
29 January, 1, 6, 8, 14, 21, 23(m), 27 February 2014
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