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Peter Grimes

  • Simone Young1(c)Sandrah Steh
  • Robert Carsen 683862BADG  ph Brescia e Amisano © Teatro alla Scala
Ph. Sandrah Steh
From 18 October to 2 November 2023
Benjamin Britten

Opera in a prologue and three acts

Libretto by Montagu Slater


Teatro alla Scala New Production

Teatro alla Scala Orchestra and Chorus

Conductor Simone Young
Staging Robert Carsen
Sets and costumes Gideon Davey
Lights Robert Carsen e Peter van Praet
Dramaturgy Ian Burton

Will Duke

Choreography Rebecca Howell


Peter Grimes Brandon Jovanovich
Ellen Orford Nicole Car
Balstrode Ólafur Sigurdarson
Auntie Margaret Plummer
Bob Boles Michael Colvin
Swallow Peter Rose
Mrs. Sedley Natascha Petrinsky
Rev. Horace Adams Benjamin Hulett
Ned Keene Leigh Melrose
Hobson William Thomas

Among the greatest triumphs of 20th-century musical theatre, Peter Grimes returns in a new production by Robert Carsen, marking the La Scala debut of Simone Young, a conductor at home in the world’s preeminent theatres who built her reputation as conductor of the Hamburg State Opera. The disturbing story is taken from the narrative poem The Borough, where George Crabbe relates the distorted dynamics of a small community distressed at the death of the cabin boy of a fisherman named Grimes, an isolated and aggressive character interpreted at La Scala by Brandon Jovanovich.