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Peter Grimes

Author: John VernonElijah MoshinskyMontagu SlaterHeather HarperJon VickersAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Thorn EMI/HBO Video : Distributed by Covent Garden Video Productions, ©1981.
Series: Thorn EMI/HBO classic performance.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Set in a small village in England, the story relates fisherman Peter Grimes' inability to become a part of the community. Because his apprentice has been drowned at sea, he has incurred the wrath and distrust of the townspeople.
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Genre/Form: Televised operas
Nonfiction television programs
Television programs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Vernon; Elijah Moshinsky; Montagu Slater; Heather Harper; Jon Vickers; Norman Bailey; Colin Davis; Benjamin Britten; George Crabbe; Royal Opera House (London, England); British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Covent Garden Video Productions.; Thorn EMI/HBO Video.
OCLC Number: 18239369
Notes: "Opera in a prologue and three acts"--Pamphlet.
Recorded in hi-fi stereo.
Notes, synopsis, and libretto (24 p.)--included.
Credits: Designers, Timothy O'Brien, Tazeena Firth.
Performer(s): Heather Harper, John Vickers, Norman Bailey, other soloists ; Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House ; Colin Davis, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on June 30, 1981.
Description: 1 videocassette (155 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 pamphlet.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: Thorn EMI/HBO classic performance.
Other Titles: Peter Grimes (Television program : 1981)
Responsibility: produced by BBC TV in association with Covent Garden Video Productions Ltd. ; directed by John Vernon ; producer, Elijah Moshinsky ; [music] by Benjamin Britten ; libretto by Montague Slater ; derived from the Borough, a poem by George Crabbe.

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Set in a small village in England, the story relates fisherman Peter Grimes' inability to become a part of the community. Because his apprentice has been drowned at sea, he has incurred the wrath and distrust of the townspeople.

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