Skip to main content

Peter Grimes 2017

Peter Grimes 2017

Playing period

30 - 31. May



Playing time

3 h 15 m


190 - 640 kr

Britten's masterpiece, set in a claustrophobic seaside town on the England's windswept coast presents some of the most powerful and theatrical music ever written for the operatic stage.

"Surely now the Grimes of our day. Not to be missed on stage". The Sunday Times

"Stunning, both vocally and dramatically" - The Arbutarian

Bergen National Opera and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra are delighted to collaborate with Bergen International Festival to present a concert performance of Benjamin Britten's great opera Peter Grimes.

Benjamin Britten's opera created a theatrical and musical revolution in England's music - an opera which combined great sweeping orchestral writing with brilliant storytelling and searing vocal lines. Bergen National Opera collaborates with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Bergen International Festival to present a concert performance of Peter Grimes with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra's music director Edward Gardner conducting and a spectacular cast of Britten specialist soloists led by great Australian tenor Stuart Skelton.

Introduction one hour before the performance by Eirik Lodén (in Norwegian) Synopsis Benjamin Britten / Music Montagu Slater / Libretto based on George Crabbes poem The Borough Ed Gardner / Conductor Stage concept: Vera Rostin Wexelsen Norwegian translation: Maria af Klinteberg Herresthal Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edvard Grieg Kor, Bergen Philharmonic Choir, Collegium Musicum Kor, Royal Northern College of Music Choir (Manchester) Håkon Matti Skrede / Choirmaster


Selected dates

30/05 Tuesday 19.00
Play ended
Play ended
31/05 Wednesday 19.00
Play ended
Play ended