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Peter Grimes

Peter Grimes

Playing period

21 - 30. November



Playing time

3 h 15 m


Kr 365 - 525

– The best Peter Grimes I’ve ever seen. The Spectator on Peter Grimes at Edinburgh International Festival

Bergen National Opera and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra collaborate 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 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.

– A highlight of this year’s Edinburgh International Festival. The Guardian

– Another glorious triumph. The Scotsman

– The best Peter Grimes I’ve ever seen. The Spectator

Benjamin Britten / Music
Montagu Slater, from a poem by George Crabbe / Libretto
Edward Gardner / Conductor
Vera Rostin Wexelsen / Stage director
Håkon Matti Skrede / Choirmaster
Stuart Skelton / Peter Grimes
Erin Wall / Ellen Orford
Roderick Williams / Captain Balstrode
Susan Bickley / Auntie
Hanna Husáhr, Vibeke Kristensen / Two nieces
Robert Murray / Bob Boles
Neal Davies / Swallow
Catherine Wyn-Rogers / Mrs Sedley
James Gilchrist / Reverend Horace Adams
Marcus Farnsworth / Ned Keene
Barnaby Rea / Hobson

Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester
Edvard Grieg Kor
Bergen Filharmoniske Kor
Collegium Musicum Kor
Students from the Royal Northern College of Music

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The opera about the village animal

With his first opera Peter Grimes the young Benjamin Britten achieved instant international fame, and with good reason. In addition to brilliant and distinctive music the drama encompasses a universally recognisable phenomenon: the individual against the world, the outsider against the ‘village animal’.

Selected dates

21/11 Thursday 19.00
Grieghallen Play ended
Play ended
23/11 Saturday 18.00
Den Norske Opera Play ended
Play ended
30/11 Saturday 19.00
Royal Festival Hall Play ended
Play ended