QUAD to broadcast opera live from London

quad peter grimesOne of Britain’s most significant operas; Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes, as performed by the English National Opera and broadcast live from the London Coliseum stage is being shown at QUAD in Derby on Sunday, February 23 .

This marks the cinema debut for the English National Opera and ‘ENO Screen’ – ENO’s cinema programme – which allows innovative opera to be accessible to local audiences.

This is the first revival of director David Alden’s 2009 five-star, sell-out production.

ENO Music Director Edward Gardner conducts Britten’s electrifying score, with Stuart Skelton, described as the ‘definitive’ Peter Grimes, returning to the title role.

Critics also rave about the new production; with the London Evening Standard hailing it ‘a shattering evening of music theatre’. The Observer calls it ‘unmissable’.

Featuring some of the most powerful and evocative music ever written, Peter Grimes paints a vivid picture of a small community’s descent into suspicion, gossip and mob mentality in the face of a tragedy.

What really happened to fisherman Peter Grimes’s missing apprentice, and was he involved?

As the townspeople’s mistrust grows, Grimes spirals into a downfall with devastating consequences.

Tickets are £15 or £13 concessions and can be booked online; or for further details please go to http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/live-event/peter-grimes-english-national-opera or by call QUAD Box office on 01332 290606.

More information on all ENO: events can be found at: http://www.eno.org/enoscreen