Britten, Benjamin Peter Grimes CD 2000

"This is the greatest conducting and playing – LPO on top form – of Britten’s first operatic masterpiece I’ve ever heard, by some way"

- BBC Music magazine

Britten: Peter Grimes (Glyndebourne) - Anthony Dean Griffey, Benjamin Britten, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Mark Wigglesworth, Steven Page, Susan Gorton, The Glyndebourne Chorus & Vivian Tierney

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Conductor Mark Wigglesworth, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Glyndebourne Chorus

Cast Anthony Dean Griffey, Vivien Tierney, Steven Page, Susan Gorton

Peter Grimes was first staged at Glyndebourne in 1992, continuing Glyndebourne’s long standing tradition of presenting Britten operas. This recording, from the 2000 Festival revival of Trevor Nunn’s production, features tenor Anthony Dean Griffey making his Glyndebourne debut in the title role.

"This is the greatest conducting and playing – LPO on top form – of Britten’s first operatic masterpiece I’ve ever heard, by some way"

- BBC Music magazine

Awards and reviews BBC Music Magazine, Christmas Issue 2010, 5* Editor’s Choice and nominated for best CD 2010 award, The Sunday Times Culture, CD of the week, 4*, The Sunday Telegraph, Seven magazine, review and 4*

Recorded live at Glyndebourne in June, July and August 2000 

3 CD set, total playing time 152 minutes

Sung in English.  Booklet contains full libretto and synopses in English, French and German

Britten: Peter Grimes (Glyndebourne) - Anthony Dean Griffey, Benjamin Britten, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Mark Wigglesworth, Steven Page, Susan Gorton, The Glyndebourne Chorus & Vivian Tierney

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