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Kensington Symphony Orchestra: Peter Grimes

Southbank Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hall, SE1 8XX , [Venue Details]

Said to conjure ‘white-hot poetry’, Benjamin Britten’s tragic opera Peter Grimes is performed by Kensington Symphony Orchestra with the Epiphoni Consort.

The work tells the story of the fisherman Peter Grimes, played here by tenor John Hudson, who is wrongly accused of murdering his apprentice – and when a second accident occurs, a mob is roused to fury and the tale reaches a tragic end.

The opera has become part of the standard repertoire since its premiere in 1945, striking a chord with its vivid depiction of what Britten called ‘a subject very close to my heart: the struggle of the individual against the masses’.

Reviewed at its release, The Manchester Guardian's William McNaught called the music ‘full of vivid suggestion and action, sometimes rising to a kind of white-hot poetry.’

In almost 70 years of music-making, Kensington Symphony Orchestra has built an enviable reputation as one of the UK’s most accomplished and adventurous non-professional orchestras.

Performers

Kensington Symphony Orchestra
Russell Keable conductor

Cast includes

John Hudson tenor, Peter Grimes
Mari Wyn Williams soprano, Ellen Orford
Nicholas Morris baritone, Ned Keene
Nicholas Folwell baritone, Captain Balstrode
Epiphoni Consort

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  • Admission

    Min: £19.50

    Max: £41.50

  • Concessions: Please click here for more info

  • Performer name: Please see event detail

  • Duration: 3 hour(s)

  • Age restriction: Recommended for ages 7+

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Kensington Symphony Orchestra: Peter Grimes

Southbank Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hall, SE1 8XX
Classical
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Said to conjure ‘white-hot poetry’, Benjamin Britten’s tragic opera Peter Grimes is performed by Kensington Symphony Orchestra with the Epiphoni Consort.

The work tells the story of the fisherman Peter Grimes, played here by tenor John Hudson, who is wrongly accused of murdering his apprentice – and when a second accident occurs, a mob is roused to fury and the tale reaches a tragic end.

The opera has become part of the standard repertoire since its premiere in 1945, striking a chord with its vivid depiction of what Britten called ‘a subject very close to my heart: the struggle of the individual against the masses’.

Reviewed at its release, The Manchester Guardian's William McNaught called the music ‘full of vivid suggestion and action, sometimes rising to a kind of white-hot poetry.’

In almost 70 years of music-making, Kensington Symphony Orchestra has built an enviable reputation as one of the UK’s most accomplished and adventurous non-professional orchestras.

Performers

Kensington Symphony Orchestra
Russell Keable conductor

Cast includes

John Hudson tenor, Peter Grimes
Mari Wyn Williams soprano, Ellen Orford
Nicholas Morris baritone, Ned Keene
Nicholas Folwell baritone, Captain Balstrode
Epiphoni Consort

  • Admission

    Min: £19.50

    Max: £41.50

  • Concessions: Please click here for more info

  • Performer name: Please see event detail

  • Duration: 3 hour(s)

  • Age restriction: Recommended for ages 7+