Peter Grimes was first staged at Glyndebourne in 1992, continuing Glyndebourne’s long standing tradition of presenting Britten operas. This recording, from the 2000 Festival revival of Trevor Nunn’s production, features tenor Anthony Dean Griffey making his Glyndebourne debut in the title role.
Recorded live at Glyndebourne in June, July and August 2000.
Booklet contains full libretto and synopses in English, French and German.
Composer: Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Cast: Anthony Dean Griffey, Vivien Tierney, Steven Page, Susan Gorton, The Glyndebourne Chorus
The London Philharmonic Orchestra
‘… perhaps the finest interpretation of this role [Griffey/Grimes] to date… Vivian Tierney … the embodiment of ineffectual bourgeois liberalism … Steven Page’s Balstrode …forcefully hectoring.’ The Guardian 26 June 2000
‘The performance is memorable for the superlative playing of the London Philharmonic under Mark Wigglesworth …’ Sunday Telegraph 2 July 2000