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Peter Grimes - 23 June 1981 Evening 7.30pm

Opera: Performance details

Company: The Royal Opera
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Colin Davis
Chorus Master John McCarthy
Leader John Brown
Cast
Hobson
the town carrier and constable
John Tomlinson
Swallow
a lawyer and magistrate, Mayor of 'The Borough'
Forbes Robinson
Peter Grimes
a fisherman
Jon Vickers
Ned Keene
the apothecary and quack
Philip Gelling
The Rector
Rev. Horace Adams
John Lanigan
Bob Boles
a fisherman
John Dobson
Auntie
Landlady of 'The Boar' Inn
Elizabeth Bainbridge
Her 'Niece'
one of the main attractions of 'The Boar'
Marilyn Hill Smith
Her 'Niece'
one of the main attractions of 'The Boar'
Anne Pashley
Mrs Sedley
a rentier widow of an East India Company's factor
Patricia Payne
Ellen Orford
a widow, school mistress of 'The Borough'
Heather Harper
Captain Balstrode
a retired merchant skipper
Norman Bailey
Dr Crabbe Ignatius McFadyen
Boy (John)
Peter Grimes' new apprentice
Andrew Wilson
Townspeople and Fisherfolk of The Borough The Royal Opera Chorus
Children from Eastcourt Independent School (Goodmayes)
Children from Finchley Catholic High School
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Notes: Marilyn Hill Smith and John Tomlinson are members of English National Opera.
Language: English
Durations: Act I: 7.31-8.29pm, Act II: 8.57-9.47pm, Act III: 10.09-10.54pm
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 23 June 1981 (in Royal Opera House Collections)