Peter Grimes, Palais Garnier, Paris: 23 January-24 February 2023

Invited to the Paris Opera for the first time, Deborah Warner directs this production of Benjamin Britten's opera Peter Grimes, preserving all the mystery of this complex work. Book your tickets now for the performances at the Palais Garnier.

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When Benjamin Britten produced his first opera, Peter Grimes, for the reopening of Sadler’s Wells in London in 1945, its success was both immediate and resounding. Drawing inspiration from a poem by George Crabbe, the British composer did more than simply set to music the text by his compatriot: this work signalled a renaissance in English opera, which had all but disappeared since the death of Purcell. Whilst Britten’s superb orchestral interludes and accomplished lyricism confer upon the work a classical quality, its subject is thoroughly disturbing. Who is this Suffolk fisherman, Peter Grimes, whose apprentice drowns at sea; the butt of the villagers’ hostility? A murderer or an innocent man? A child‑killer or the victim of prejudice? An anti‑hero or a poet? These are some of the questions that make this character one of the most fascinating in the operatic repertoire. Invited to the Paris Opera for the first time and a fine connoisseur of Britten, Deborah Warner preserves all the mystery of this complex work, whilst emphasising the conflict between the group and the individual – a particularly burning issue.
  • Peter Grimes

    Opera in one prologue and three acts (1945)

    After George Crabbe

    • Music:

      Benjamin Britten - (1913 - 1976)

    • Libretto:

      Montagu Slater

    • Conductor:

      Joana Mallwitz

    • Chorus master:

      Ching-Lien Wu

    • Director:

      Deborah Warner

    • Set design:

      Michael Levine

    • Costume design:

      Luis F. Carvalho

    • Lighting design:

      Peter Mumford

    • Video:

      Will Duke

    • Choreography:

      Kim Brandstrup

    • Peter Grimes:

      • Allan Clayton

    • Ellen Orford:

      • Maria Bengtsson

    • Captain Balstrode:

      • Simon Keenlyside

    • Auntie:

      • Catherine Wyn-Rogers

    • First Niece:

      • Anna-Sophie Neher

    • Second Niece:

      • Ilanah Lobel-Torres

    • Bob Boles:

      • John Graham-Hall

    • Swallow:

      • Clive Bayley

    • Mrs. Sedley:

      • Rosie Aldridge

    • Reverend Horace Adams:

      • James Gilchrist

    • Ned Keene:

      • Jacques Imbrailo

    • Hobson:

      • Stephen Richardson

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Seasons

26 January 2023 - 26 January 2023
Monday:
Closed
Tuesday:
Closed
Wednesday:
Closed
Thursday:
19:30 - 20:30
Friday:
Closed
Saturday:
Closed
Sunday:
Closed

29 January 2023 - 29 January 2023
Monday:
Closed
Tuesday:
Closed
Wednesday:
Closed
Thursday:
Closed
Friday:
Closed
Saturday:
Closed
Sunday:
14:30 - 15:30

01 February 2023 - 01 February 2023
Monday:
Closed
Tuesday:
Closed
Wednesday:
19:30 - 20:30
Thursday:
Closed
Friday:
Closed
Saturday:
Closed
Sunday:
Closed

04 February 2023 - 04 February 2023
Monday:
Closed
Tuesday:
Closed
Wednesday:
Closed
Thursday:
Closed
Friday:
Closed
Saturday:
19:30 - 20:30
Sunday:
Closed

11 February 2023 - 11 February 2023
Monday:
Closed
Tuesday:
Closed
Wednesday:
Closed
Thursday:
Closed
Friday:
Closed
Saturday:
19:30 - 20:30
Sunday:
Closed

14 February 2023 - 14 February 2023
Monday:
Closed
Tuesday:
19:30 - 20:30
Wednesday:
Closed
Thursday:
Closed
Friday:
Closed
Saturday:
Closed
Sunday:
Closed

19 February 2023 - 19 February 2023
Monday:
Closed
Tuesday:
Closed
Wednesday:
Closed
Thursday:
Closed
Friday:
Closed
Saturday:
Closed
Sunday:
14:30 - 15:30

24 February 2023 - 24 February 2023
Monday:
Closed
Tuesday:
Closed
Wednesday:
Closed
Thursday:
Closed
Friday:
19:30 - 20:30
Saturday:
Closed
Sunday:
Closed

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