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Britten: Peter Grimes DVD (La Scala)

The Italian and international press were unanimous in their praise for Peter Grimes at La Scala, which revived the tradition of Britten's operas on the lyric stages of Italy. A top British cast was marshalled by the baton of Robin Ticciati. Richard Jones's production focuses on the fisherman as the outsider in a brutal and brutalised 1980s society, cut off by mutual suspicion and misunderstanding: an unforgettable production of a 20th-cnetury operatic masterpiece that never loses its power.

Composer: Benjamin Britten
Peter Grimes: John Graham-Hall 
Ellen Orford: Susan Gritton
Captain Balstrode: Christopher Purves
Auntie: Felicity Palmer
Mrs Sedley: Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Bob Boles: Peter Hoare

Teatro alla Scala 
Orchestra & Chorus of La Scala
Conductor: Robin Ticciati
Stage Director: Richard Jones
Set and Costume Design: Stewart Lang
Lighting: Mimi Jordan Sherin
Movement: Sarah Fahie

Plus:Interviews with Robin Ticciati, John Graham-Hall, Sarah Fahie and Richard Jones

Picture: 16:9
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0 / DTS 5.0
Region code: NTSC 0
Running Time: 154+14 mins
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/JP/KO
Year: 2012