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Opera on 3


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Uve from the Met: Peter Grimes
From the Metropolitan Opera House, New York. Britten's first and most enduringly popular opera, about the brutal but visionary fisherman Peter Grimes , ostracised by the small village community, is performed by a strong cast led by British tenor Philip Langridge.
Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor David Atherton
7.25 Pears in New York
Edward Petherbridge reads Peter Pears 's travel diaries.
7.55 Act 2
8.45 Philip Langridge Interview
The tenor talks to Rodney Milnes.
9.05 Act 3
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Unknown: Peter Grimes
Unknown: Peter Grimes
Tenor: Philip Langridge.
Conductor: David Atherton
Unknown: New York
Unknown: Edward Petherbridge
Unknown: Peter Pears
Unknown: Philip Langridge
Unknown: Rodney Milnes.
Peter Grimes: Philip Langridge (tenor)
Ellen Orford: Carolyn James (soprano)
Balstrode: Alan Opie (tenor)
Auntie: Stephanie Blythe (contralto)
Bob Boles: Robert Brubaker (tenor)
Rev Horace Adams: Bernard Fitch (baritone)
Ned Keene: Paul Whelan (baritone)
Swallow: James Courtney (bass)
Hobson: Daniel Sumegi (bass)
Mrs Sedley: Judith Christin (contralto)

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