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Britten: Peter Grimes DVD (The Royal Opera)

Peter Grimes was the work that established Benjamin Britten as a major musical force when it was first performed in 1945. It is now universally acknowledged as one of the twentieth century's finest operas. In this performance Canadian tenor Jon Vickers - internationally acclaimed for his portrayal of Grimes - heads a cast that gives vivid life to this masterpiece.

Composer: Benjamin Britten
Peter Grimes:
 Jon Vickers
Ellen Orford: Heather Harper
Captain Balstrode: Norman Bailey
Auntie: Elizabeth Bainbridge

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Colin Davis
Stage Director: Elijah Moshinsky
Designers: Timothy O'Brien and Tazeena Firth

Picture: 4:3
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0 
Format: NTSC
Region code:  2 - 6 ( Please check your region code, this DVD will not play in the US)
Running Time: 155 mins
Subtitles: EN/DE/SP
Year: 1981