PETER GRIMES ON ALDEBURGH BEACH (2013)
PETER GRIMES ON ALDEBURGH BEACH – Margaret Williams
The film Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh Beach – premièred in the UK on 1st September 2013 and had a nationwide theatrical release in September. It had an encore release on 22nd November and a DVD release on 25th November 2013.
‘Peter Grimes’ by composer Benjamin Britten is appreciated by opera audiences around the globe for its visceral beauty and moving portrayal of a small seaside community, struggling to accept the fisherman Peter Grimes, whose young apprentices have disappeared in suspicious circumstances. As part of Britten’s centenary ‘Peter Grimes’ came home in a landmark open-air staging by Aldeburgh Music of ‘Grimes on the Beach’, on the very beach that inspired the opera. This unique event was captured for exclusive cinema screenings and DVD release.
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“AN EXTRAORDINARY SPECTACLE” The Independent
“THE MOST TALKED ABOUT EVENT OF THE SEASON” The Observer
“PLACE, MUSIC AND STORY COME TOGETHER WITH SPINE TINGLING FORCE” The Guardian
“NOTHING BEATS BEJAMIN BRITTEN ON A MOONLIT BEACH” The Telegraph