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Uniform Title Peter Grimes (Television program : 1969)
Title Peter Grimes [videorecording] / by Benjamin Britten ; text by Montagu Slater ; a production for television from the Maltings, Snape ; staged by Joan Cross ; a BBC TV production in conjunction with NET, New York [and] CBC, Toronto ; producer, John Culshaw ; director, Brian Large.

Imprint London : Decca, [2008].


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    B BRIT PG B61DVD    Available
Description 1 videodisc (142 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (27 p. : port. ; 18 cm)
Series The Britten-Pears collection
Britten-Pears Collection.
Note Television adaptation of Britten's opera.
Program notes and synopsis in English, French and German (27 p.) inserted in container.
Performer Peter Pears (Peter Grimes) ; Heather Harper (Ellen Orford) ; Bryan Drake (Captain Balstrode) ; Elizabeth Bainbridge (Auntie) ; Ann Robson (Mrs. Sedley) ; Owen Brannigan (Swallow) ; Ambrosian Opera Chorus ; London Symphony Orchestra ; the composer conducting.
Event Recorded at Snape Maltings, Feb. 24-28, 1969; first broadcast on BBC Two, Nov. 2, 1969.
Summary "Fisherman Peter Grimes is ostracized following the death of his apprentice. Despite the friendship of the schoolteacher Ellen Orford, Grimes is pursued by the village, finally descending into madness and inevitable tragedy"--Container.
System Details DVD, all regions, full screen (4:3) presentation ; LPCM mono., Dolby Digital enhanced mono.
Language Sung in English, optional subtitles in English, French, German and Spanish.
Subject Operas.
Genre/Form Televised operas
Added Author Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976. Peter Grimes.
Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976. Conductor.
Slater, Montagu, 1902-1956. Librettist.
Pears, Peter, Performer. 1910-1986
Harper, Heather. Performer.
Drake, Bryan, 1925-2001. Performer.
Bainbridge, Elizabeth. Performer.
Robson, Ann. Performer.
Brannigan, Owen. Performer.
Cross, Joan.
Culshaw, John. Producer.
Large, Brian. Director.
Ambrosian Opera Chorus. Performer.
London Symphony Orchestra. Performer.
Decca Record Company.
BBC Two (Television station : London, England)
Standard No. 044007432617
Music No. 074 3261 Decca

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