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Peter Grimes

Author: Benjamin BrittenMontagu SlaterPeter PearsHeather HarperBryan DrakeAll authors
Publisher: London : Decca, 2008.
Series: Britten-Pears Collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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.
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Genre/Form: Opera television programs
Music : Opera
Television adaptations
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Britten; Montagu Slater; Peter Pears; Heather Harper; Bryan Drake; Elizabeth Bainbridge; Ann Robson; Owen Brannigan; Joan Cross; John Culshaw; Brian Large; Ambrosian Opera Chorus.; London Symphony Orchestra.; Decca Record Company.; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; BBC Two (Television station : London, England)
OCLC Number: 236486192
Language Note: Sung in English; with optional subtitles in English, French, German and Spanish.
Notes: Television adaptation of Britten's opera.
Program notes and synopsis in English, French and German (27 p.) inserted in container.
Credits: Producer, John Culshaw ; director, Brian Large.
Performer(s): Peter Pears (Peter Grimes) ; Heather Harper (Ellen Orford) ; Bryan Drake (Captain Balstrode) ; Elizabeth Bainbridge (Auntie) ; Ann Robson (Mrs. Sedley) ; Owen Brannigan (Swallow) ; additional soloists ; Ambrosian Opera Chorus ; London Symphony Orchestra ; the composer conducting.
Event notes: Recorded at Snape Maltings, Feb. 24-28, 1969; first broadcast on BBC Two, Nov. 2, 1969.
Description: 1 videodisc (2 hr., 22 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, all region; NTSC; aspect ratio 4:3; Dolby digital enhanced mono.; LPCM mono.
Series Title: Britten-Pears Collection.
Other Titles: Peter Grimes (Television program : 1969)
Responsibility: 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.

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"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.

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