Peter Grimes

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Composer:

Benjamin Britten

Librettist:

Montague Slater after George Crabbe

Premiere:

7 June 1945, London (Sadler's Wells)

Language:

English

Synopsis:

Peter Grimes Synopsis

Libretto:

Peter Grimes Libretto

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About the opera Peter Grimes

Peter Grimes is an opera by Benjamin Britten, with a libretto adapted by Montagu Slater from the Peter Grimes section of George Crabbe's poem The Borough. The "borough" of the opera is a fictional village which shares some similarities with Crabbe's, and later Britten's, own home Aldeburgh, on England's east coast, around 1830.
It was first performed at Sadler's Wells in London on 7 June 1945, conducted by Reginald Goodall and was the first of Britten's operas to be a critical and popular success. It is still widely performed, both in the UK and internationally, and is considered part of the standard repertoire. In addition, the Four Sea Interludes were published separately (as op. 33a) and are frequently performed as an orchestral suite. The Passacaglia was also published separately (as op. 33b), and is also often performed, either together with the Sea Interludes or by itself.
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Roles in Peter Grimes

Peter Grimes Tenor
Ellen Orford Soprano
Auntie Contralto
Niece Soprano
Niece Soprano
Balstrode Baritone
Mrs. Sedley Mezzo-Soprano
Swallow Bass

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