Peter Grimes - Opera - Season 22/23 Programming - Opéra national de Paris

Sales open on 20 September 2022 at 12h00

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    Peter Grimes

    Benjamin Britten

    Palais Garnier - from 23 January to 24 February 2023

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Peter Grimes

Palais Garnier - from 23 January to 24 February 2023

Sales open on 20 September 2022 at 12h00

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Peter Grimes

Opera Benjamin Britten

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Palais Garnier - from 23 January to 24 February 2023

3h40 with 2 intervals

Language : English

Surtitle : French / English

  • Pre‑opening for the young : 23 Jan. 2023

    Opening night : 26 Jan. 2023

About

In few words:

When Benjamin Britten produced his first opera, Peter Grimes, for the reopening of Sadler’s Wells in London in 1945, its success was both immediate and resounding. Drawing inspiration from a poem by George Crabbe, the British composer did more than simply set to music the text by his compatriot: this work signalled a renaissance in English opera, which had all but disappeared since the death of Purcell. Whilst Britten’s superb orchestral interludes and accomplished lyricism confer upon the work a classical quality, its subject is thoroughly disturbing. Who is this Suffolk fisherman, Peter Grimes, whose apprentice drowns at sea; the butt of the villagers’ hostility? A murderer or an innocent man? A child‑killer or the victim of prejudice? An anti‑hero or a poet? These are some of the questions that make this character one of the most fascinating in the operatic repertoire. Invited to the Paris Opera for the first time and a fine connoisseur of Britten, Deborah Warner preserves all the mystery of this complex work, whilst emphasising the conflict between the group and the individual – a particularly burning issue.

  • Opening
  • First part 55 mn
  • Intermission 20 mn
  • Second part 50 mn
  • Intermission 20 mn
  • Third part 40 mn
  • End
  • Peter Grimes

    Opera in one prologue and three acts (1945)

    After George Crabbe


    • Music :

      Benjamin Britten - (1913 - 1976)

    • Libretto :

      Montagu Slater

    • Conductor :

      Joana Mallwitz

    • Chorus master :

      Ching-Lien Wu

    • Director :

      Deborah Warner

    • Set design :

      Michael Levine

    • Costume design :

      Luis F. Carvalho

    • Lighting design :

      Peter Mumford

    • Video :

      Will Duke

    • Choreography :

      Kim Brandstrup

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