A character torn between the conventional and the visionary. A wilful, hard working fisherman wanting to earn respect but cast out after the suspicious death of his apprentice. And then a second apprentice falls to his death. New Production. Sung in English. Running time 2 hrs 45minsPerformers Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts (Peter Grimes), Giselle Allen (Ellen), Christopher Purves (Captain Balstrode), Alan Oke (Bob Boles), Richard Angas (Swallow), Ethna Robinson Mrs Smedley), Roderick Williams (Ned Keene), Yvonne Howard (Auntie), Nigel Robson (Reverend Horace Adams), Stephen Richardson (Hobson), Amy Freston (Niece), Claire Booth (Niece).
Author Benjamin Britten. Company Opera North. Musical Director Richard Farnes. Director Phyllida Lloyd. Design Anthony Ward. Costume Anthony Ward. Lighting Paule Constable. Choreographer Kate Flatt.