Britten: Peter Grimes (DVD) – Jon Vickers

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Britten: Peter Grimes (DVD) – Jon Vickers

Composer: Benjamin Britten
Artists: Jon Vickers, Heather Harper, Norman Bailey, Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera
Conductor: Colin Davis
Director: Elijah Moshinsky
Format: NTSC
Language: English
Subtitles: English, German, Spanish
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of Discs: 1
Studio: Kultur Video
DVD Release Date: November 11, 2003
Run Time: 155 minutes

This story of an alienated fisherman who battles inner demons and the loss of his apprentices, Peter Grimes was the work that established Benjamin Britten as a major musical force when it was first performed in 1945. It is now universally acknowledged as one of the twentieth century’s finest operas. In this performance Canadian tenor Jon Vickers - internationally acclaimed for his portrayal of Grimes - heads a cast that gives vivid life to this masterpiece.

Of Jon Vickers, The Times said, “...immensely potent, marvelously sung and impersonated...a great tragic study.”


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