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English National Opera to Screen Live this Sunday


Great Guns' Andy Morahan to film the company's first cinema live performance from London Coliseum

English National Opera to Screen Live this Sunday

Great Guns music video and film director Andy Morahan is collaborating on a project with The English National Opera to film their first thrilling cinema live performance of British Composer Benjamin Brittain’s famous and timeless opera Peter Grimes. He has been commissioned by Empire and ENO Screen to bring his unique style to this production, from the London Coliseum - home of the ENO - to the big screen.

Shot & captured in stunning multiple-camera HD, David Alden’s award-winning production of PETER GRIMES, starring Stuart Skelton, will be streamed live in over 200 cinemas across the UK and Ireland and selected screens worldwide on Sunday 23rd February. The aim of which is to create a unique cinematic experience for audience members across the globe.

In a small coastal fishing village in Suffolk, fisherman Peter Grimes’ apprentice disappears at sea. What happened to the boy? Was Peter Grimes involved? He is questioned in court but no charges are brought against him. The villagers are suspicious of Grimes and believe him to be responsible for the boy’s disappearance. Subjected to a hate campaign, Peter’s state of mind and behavior becomes increasingly unstable. He takes on another apprentice with tragic consequences.

PETER GRIMES contains some of the most evocative music ever written. The wildness of the sea and the instability of Grimes’s mind are superbly reflected in Britten’s music.

Stuart Skelton in the lead role has been described as the ‘definitive’ Peter Grimes, and has performed the role all over the world. Directed by David Alden, PETER GRIMES is one of ENO’s most successful productions. The company is known as the world’s leading producer of Britten’s operas and it was where PETER GRIMES first premiered back in 1945.

“David Alden’s award-winning five star production returns.  Conducted by Edward Gardner and starring acclaimed tenor Stuart Skelton.  A shattering evening of musical theatre.” 


Film Director: Andy Morahan

Producer: Dione Orrom

Production Company: Serpent Production

In Association With: Great Guns


Peter Grimes: Stuart Skelton
Ellen Orford: Elza van den Heever
Balstrode: Iain Paterson
Auntie: Rebecca de Pont

Davies Swallow: Matthew Best
Ned Keene: Leigh Melrose
Bob Boles: Michael Colvin
Mrs Sedley: Felicity

Palmer Hobson: Matthew Trevino
Reverend Horace Adams: Tim Robinson
First Niece: Rhian Lois

Second Niece: Mary Bevan

Conductor: Edward Gardner
Director: David Alden
Set Designer: Paul Steinberg
Costume Designer: Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lighting Designer: Adam Silverman
Choreographer: Maxine Braham

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Great Guns London, Fri, 21 Feb 2014 10:27:31 GMT