London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski presents Britten's opera 'Peter Grimes. Starring Stuart Skelton (Peter Grimes), Pamela Armstrong (Ellen Orford ), Alan Opie (Captain Balstrode), Pamela Helen (Stephen Auntie ), Malin Christensson/Claire Ormshaw (Her ‘Nieces’ ), Michael Colvin (Bob Boles ), Brindley Sherratt (Swallow), Jean Rigby (Mrs Sedley), Mark Stone (Ned Keene), Brian Galliford (Reverend Horace Adams), and Jonathan Veira (Hobson). With London Voices . The director is Daniel Slater.
(Based on George Crabbe’s narrative poem 'The Borough' – the story of an ostracised fisherman on the North Sea coast, the resulting opera 'Peter Grimes' was premiered in 1945 and kick-started an operatic renaissance in Britain overnight.
(Note: at 2pm-3pm and 4pm-5pm in the Clore Ballroom, a free pre-concert event. The LPO and Southbank Centre present Britten's moving setting of the Chester Miracle play, 'Noye's Fludde', conducted by Benjamin Ellin. No ticket required.)
(Note: at 5.30pm in the RFH, a free pre-concert event. Musicians from the Royal College of Music perform Britten’s String Quartet No 3 and Phantasy.)