Washington National Opera Performs Peter Grimes at The Kennedy Center
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The last date listed for Peter Grimes was Thursday March 26, 2009 / 7:30pm.
Currently at The Kennedy Center - Opera House
- Full Price:
- $49.00 - $59.00
- Our Price:
- $24.50 - $39.00
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We ate at the terrace restaurant which is always a treat. There is another self serve restaurant at the terrace level which is quite nice as well. Both are aware that you are trying to get to a show so the service is geared to making sure you get out in time.La Bohème dining • Nov 13 2014 star this tip starred
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Hailed as “the Grimes of the post-Vickers generation” (Opera News), British tenor Christopher Ventris stars in WNO’s company premiere of Peter Grimes. With its haunting, sea-tossed score and profound psychological insight, Benjamin Britten’s work tells the tale of Peter Grimes, a lonely fisherman who is persecuted and accused of murder.
In a sea of enraged villagers, his only support comes from schoolmistress Ellen Orford (Patricia Racette) and Captain Balstrode (Alan Held). Known for her musical and dramatic mastery, American soprano Patricia Racette’s Ellen Orford was recently praised for “uncommon vocal vibrancy” and “dramatic intensity” (The New York Times).
American bass-baritone Alan Held, a WNO favorite lauded for his “solid baritone and stalwart presence” (The New York Times), will sing the role of Captain Balstrode in this riveting production from Santa Fe Opera.
See why Peter Grimes has become the most performed 20th-century British opera in the international repertoire.
Performed in English with English supertitles.