Florian Simson (Bob Boles), Sylvia Hamvasi (Ellen Orford), Dawid Kimberg (Ned Keene), Tomasz Konieczny (Balstrode), Renée Morloc (Auntie), Ensemble und Chor der Deutschen Oper am Rhein | © Hans Jörg Michel
Peter Grimes
Benjamin Britten
Revival
Duration: about 3 hours, one interval
Duration: about 3 hours, one interval
The scene is set in a small English fishing-village. Life here is hard and monotonous. A court case against the fisherman Peter Grimes, who is accused of having caused the death of his apprentice, is a sensational event. That the evidence did not suffice to convict the monosyllabic and surly fellow leads to endless rumours and suspicions which escalate into persecution. Finally his few remaining friends can only advise Grimes to do away with himself so that his worthy neighbours are at last placated.

“Peter Grimes” marked the beginning of director Immo Karaman’s series of Britten stagings at Deutsche Oper am Rhein, which demonstrated how near he feels to the emotional world of the British composer.


With the generous support of the Circle of Friends of Deutsche Oper am Rhein e.V.
 
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Benjamin Britten
PETER GRIMES

Opera in three acts and one prologue
Libretto by Montagu Slater after a poem by George Crabbe
 
In English with German surtitles
 

Musikalische Leitung Wen-Pin Chien
Inszenierung Immo Karaman
Bühne Kaspar Zwimpfer
Kostüme Nicola Reichert
Licht Volker Weinhart
Choreografie Fabian Posca
Chorleitung Gerhard Michalski
Dramaturgie Hella Bartnig
 
Peter Grimes Corby Welch
Der Junge Gregor von Kerssenbrock – Krosigk
Ellen Orford Sylvia Hamvasi
Balstrode Tomasz Konieczny
Auntie Renée Morloc / Carole Wilson
Nichte1 Elisabeth Selle
Nichte2 Aïsha Tümmler
Bob Boles Florian Simson
Swallow Günes Gürle
Mrs. Sedley Marta Márquez
Horace Adams Bruce Rankin
Ned Keene Dawid Kimberg
Hobson Peter Nikolaus Kante
Dr. Crabbe Rainer König
Fisherman Franz-Martin Preihs / Manfred Klee
Another Fisherman Thomas Ulrich Lässig / Volker Philippi
Lawyer Andreas Schönberg / Cesar Dima
Fisherwoman Martina Ramin / Ruth Mauderer
1st Burgess Ortwin Rave / Runwalt Salzer
2nd Burgess Romualdas Urbonas / Karl Thomas Schneider
3rd Burgess Dae-Il Park / Volker Kiefer
4th Burgess Clemens Begritsch / Jwa-Kyeom Kim
5th Burgess Roland Steingießer / Klaus Walter
6th Burgess Elimar Köster / Dong-In Choi
Sopran-Solo Izabela Turhan / Ulrike Hartmann-Mertens
Chor Chor der Deutschen Oper am Rhein
Orchester Duisburger Philharmoniker
 

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