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

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    Peter Grimes

    Benjamin Britten

    Palais Garnier - from 23 January to 24 February 2023

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  • [INTERVIEW] Deborah Warner about PETER GRIMES [INTERVIEW] Deborah Warner about PETER GRIMES

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Peter Grimes

Palais Garnier - from 23 January to 24 February 2023

Peter Grimes

Opera Benjamin Britten

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 60 mn
  • Intermission 30 mn
  • Second part 55 mn
  • Intermission 30 mn
  • Third part 45 mn
  • End

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