Britten - Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh beach | Arthaus 108101

Britten - Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh beach


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Label: Arthaus

Cat No: 108101

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 6th January 2014



Alan Oke
Giselle Allen
David Kempster
Britten-Pears Orchestra


Steuart Bedford


Britten, Benjamin

Peter Grimes, op.33


Alan Oke
Giselle Allen
David Kempster
Britten-Pears Orchestra


Steuart Bedford


Filmed in June 2013 during three extraordinary performances that took place during the Aldeburgh Festival, 'Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh beach' takes place in the heart of the town that inspired it and is the film interpretation of Britten’s Peter Grimes, the most successful opera of post-war Britain.

Based on George Crabbe’s 1810 poem ‘The Borough’, Britten’s powerful and masterful evocation of the North Sea in all its moods has become inextricably linked with the Aldeburgh that was home to Crabbe in the late eighteenth century and Britten in the twentieth, and where both poem and opera were written.

Conceived and hosted by the Aldeburgh Festival, the performances of Peter Grimes were directed by Tim Albery, who placed the audience on the beach watching the story of Peter Grimes unfold as dusk fades over the sea.

The cast and chorus, with Alan Oke in the eponymous role of Peter Grimes, Giselle Allan as Ellen Orford, and David Kempster as Captain Balstrode, sing live with amplification, while the Britten-Pears Orchestra under the baton of Britten expert Steuart Bedford is pre-recorded.

- Peter Grimes: Alan Oke
- Ellen Orford: Giselle Allen
- Captain Balstrode: David Kempster

Directed for the screen by Margaret Williams
Live production directed by Tim Albery

Filmed at the Aldeburgh Festival, June 2013

An extraordinary spectacle” - The Independent

A remarkable and surely unrepeatable achievement” - The Guardian

One of the most exhilarating opera events I have experienced” - Sunday Express

An open-air production that fought the elements and won” - The Times

Sound Formats: PCM Stereo, dts-HD Master Audio 5.1
Picture Format: 16:9
Resolution: 1080i High Definition
Running Time: 145 mins & 20 mins (Bonus)
Blu-ray Disc: 25 GB (Single Layer)
FSK: 0
Region Code: worldwide
Worldwide available

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