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Britten: Peter Grimes / Graham-Hall, Gritton, Ticciati

Britten / Malvuccio / Chorus & Orch Of Teatro Alla
Release Date: 05/28/2013 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 1103  
Composer:  Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Christopher PurvesFrancesco MalvuccioIda Falk WinlandPeter Hoare,   ... 
Conductor:  Robin Ticciati
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala OrchestraMilan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Benjamin Britten

Peter Grimes – John Graham Hall
Boy – Francesco Malvuccio
Ellen Orford – Susan Gritton
Captain Balstrode – Christopher Purves
Auntie – Felicity Palmer
First Niece – Ida Falk Winland
Second Niece – Simona Mihai
Bob Boles – Peter Hoare
Swallow – Daniel Okulitch
Mrs. Sedley – Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Rev. Horace Adams – Christopher Gillett
Ned Keene – George von Bergen

Milan La Scala Chorus and Orchestra
Robin Ticciati, conductor

Richard Jones, stage director

Read more live at the Teatro alla Scala, June 2012

- Interviews with cast and crew

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: LPCM 2.0 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean
Running time: 168 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 Read less

Works on This Recording

Peter Grimes, Op. 33 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Christopher Purves (Bass), Francesco Malvuccio (Voice), Ida Falk Winland (Voice),
Peter Hoare (Tenor), Susan Gritton (Soprano), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Mezzo Soprano),
Felicity Palmer (Soprano), Daniel Okulitch (Bass Baritone), Christopher Gillett (Tenor),
John Graham-Hall (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robin Ticciati
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1945; England 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Excellent performance of a very difficult opera August 14, 2013 By Warren Harris See All My Reviews "The Opus Arte label has been putting out some wonderful operas on DVD, and this one is no exception. I had never seen Peter Grimes before, and the performances were excellent, keeping this viewer glued to the screen while watching Peter’s downward spiral as he loses his second apprentice. The sets were definitely an asset to the story being told (updated somewhat for more modern times), and the tavern was on a moving structure that allowed it to tilt one way and then the other during the storm sequence. Everything had a “coastal” feel to it, which was a definite plus given the situations that the characters found themselves in. With respect to the performances themselves, John Graham-Hall did a marvelous job, bringing just the right amount of edginess and unsettled feeling to Peter. Susan Gritton was fantastic as Ellen, obviously caring for Peter and believing in him – which is almost the only support Peter has. Kudos also go to the two nieces (Ida Falk Winland and Simona Mihai), for the sheer relish they brought to their, shall we say, “party girl” roles. Also noteworthy were Peter Hoare in the role of the very religious and hypocritical Bob Boles, and Francesco Malvuccio as the Boy. While the Boy did not have a speaking role, Mr. Malvuccio’s performance was such that you felt sorry for both the Boy *and* Peter at the same time. The music is multi-layered, and Robin Ticciati leads the orchestra in a very heart-felt performance of the music. You can see his depth of caring during the interludes in the piece, and in what he has to say in the insightful extra on the disc. I really enjoyed this recording, and strongly recommend it." Report Abuse
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