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5 Feb - 1 March 2010

 

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When

Tue 9 Feb, 7.30PM - BOOK

Tue 9, Thur 11 & Sat 13 Feb, 7.30pm


3hr 10 min including two intervals

 

Bookings
BOCS Groups: 9321 6831
Info: Mandy 6488 8636
schools@perthfestival.com.au



Price

Schools price
B reserve $47.50
C reserve $26.50
1 complimentary supervisor ticket 
per 9 student tickets

 

Additional supervisors attending:
B reserve $57.50
C reserve $37.50
Includes BOCS booking fee





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PETER GRIMES

BY BENJAMIN BRITTEN

SUITABILITY: Year 10–12 Music, Drama
THEMES: Revenge, fate, exclusion

A co-production of Opera Australia, Houston Grand Opera and West Australian Opera and Perth International Arts Festival

Featuring an epic tenor role and breathtaking orchestral score, Benjamin Britten's classic captures one man's struggle against cruel fate and a crueler society. Peter Grimes is an outsider in a small fishing village. When his apprentice dies at sea, the village closes ranks and sets out blindly for retribution.

Widely regarded as the finest tenor today in the role of Grimes, Grammy Award-winning Anthony Dean Griffey brings an intensity and humanity to the role that is riveting.

Neil Armfield, winner of the 2009 Helpmann Award for Britten's Billy Budd, directs this haunting and poignant journey, while The Australian Youth Orchestra under acclaimed conductor Richard Mills perform the powerful music.
IN ENGLISH WITH SURTITLES

CONDUCTOR Richard Mills AM
ORIGINAL DIRECTOR Neil Armfield AO
REHEARSAL DIRECTOR Tama Matheson
DESIGN Ralph Myers COSTUMES Tess Schofield
LIGHTING Damien Cooper
CHOREOGRAPHER Denni Sayers
PETER GRIMES Anthony Dean Griffey
ELLEN ORFORD Orla Boylan
West Australian Opera Chorus
The Australian Youth Orchestra




[The opera's] depiction of communal intolerance and cruelty is as fresh and relevant today as it was when Britten finished it in 1945.  MORE >



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Life and Fate
Arvo Part - Passio