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Live from the Met


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Peter Grimes
Benjamin Britten 's operatic portrayal of a closed, intolerant East Anglian fishing community, with British tenor Anthony Rolfe Johnson recreating his acclaimed performance in the title role of the misfit fisherman: an uncompromising aperitif to Radio 3's Year of British
Music and Culture.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor James Conlon.
7.30 Interval
Reminiscences of Benjamin Britten , with Charles Osbome
7.55 Act 2
8.45 The Opera Quiz
Edward Downes questions opera buffs Alison Ames , Christopher Keene and Charles Osborne.
9.05 Act 3
Texaco supports the Metropolitan Opera Radio Network which is broadcast on R3 through the EBU. An Operama dramatisation of Peter Grimes is on R4 on Monday at 7.45pm


Unknown: Peter Grimes
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe
Conductor: James Conlon.
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Charles Osbome
Unknown: Edward Downes
Unknown: Alison Ames
Unknown: Christopher Keene
Unknown: Charles Osborne.
Unknown: Peter Grimes
Peter Grimes: Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor)
Ellen Orford: Renee Flemming (sop)
Balstrode: Thomas Stewart (bar)
Mrs Sedley: Sarah Walker (mezzo)
Auntie: Ann Howard (contralto)
First niece: Joyce Guyer (soprano)
Second niece: Yvonne Gonzales (sop)
Bob Boles: Dennis Petersen (tenor)
Rev Adams: Bernard Fitch (tenor)
Ned Keene: David Malis (bar)
Swallow: John Del Carlo (bass)
Hobson: James Courtney (bass)

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