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Britten | Peter Grimes

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Britten’s Peter Grimes in concert with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, led by David Robertson

“Peter Grimes is a psychologically penetrating portrait of a tortured outsider antihero versus the cruelty of a small-town mob. Set in The Borough, a claustrophobic Suffolk fishing village, this tragic drama plays out against vivid musical seascapes. Nature is a character – beautiful, tender and savage. Grimes – wild, individual and visionary – hurls himself against the implacable forces of society and the sea.

David Robertson’s ‘driven, exacting’ conducting and a cast bring this gripping and resonant opera to life in the concert hall, backed by the power of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.”

Show Dates:

  • Thurs 25/07/19: 7:00pm

  • Sat 27/07/19: 7:00pm


  • Conductor: David Robertson

  • Peter Grimes: Stuart Skelton

  • Ellen Orford: Nicole Car

  • Captain Balstrode: Alan Held

  • Auntie: Deborah Humble

  • Niece 1: Jacqueline Porter

  • Niece 2: Cleo Lee-McGowan

  • Swallow: Christopher Richardson

  • Mrs (Nabob) Sedley: Elizabeth Campbell

  • Ned Keene: Michael Honeyman

  • Bob Boles: Robert Macfarlane

  • Rev. Horace Adams: John Longmuir

  • Hobson: Judd Arthur

Earlier Event: June 11
Mozart | Don Giovanni