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Peter Grimes 1973Scottish Opera

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A red-blooded revival allowing Roderick Brydon to conduct one of Britten’s large-scale operas. Catherine Wilson also added to her Britten repertoire, and the title role was given an uncompromising performance by the Siegfried from the company’s recent Ring production. In Ian Watt-Smith's meticulous revival the townsfolk were all carefully differentiated, from Norman'White's skeletal and rather nasty Hobson, taking particular glee in his drumming, to Johanna Peters as a domineering yet curiously vulnerable Mrs Sedley.

The spring season included new stagings of Tristan und Isolde and The Coronation of Poppea, as well as further performances of Turn of the Screw, Don Pasquale and Figaro.

Performance Cast

Hobson carrier, constable of The Borough

Norman White

Swallow lawyer, Mayor of The Borough

Richard Angas

Peter Grimes a fisherman

Ticho Parly

Mrs 'Nabob' Sedley widow of an East India Company factor

Johanna Peters

Ellen Orford widow and schoolmistress

Catherine Wilson

Captain Balstrode a retired sea officer

Thomas Hemsley

Bob Boles fisherman and Methodist

William McAlpine

Rev Horace Adams the Rector

John Robertson

Auntie landlady of 'The Boar'

Elizabeth Bainbridge

First 'Niece'

Nan Christie

Second 'Niece'

Patricia Greig

Ned Keene apothecary and quack

Delme Bryn-Jones

Dr Crabbe

Gerald Blakely

John the new apprentice

Stephen Harrison

Performance DatesPeter Grimes 1973

Map List

King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

10 May, 19.30 12 May, 19.30

Theatre Royal, Newcastle | Newcastle-upon-Tyne

18 May, 19.30

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

25 May, 19.30 2 Jun, 19.30

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

8 Jun, 19.30

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