Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten
- 2/24/2017, 2/25/2017, 3/3/2017, 3/4/2017
- IU Jacobs School of Music
- Musical Arts Center, 101 N. Jordan Ave, Bloomington, IN 47405
- 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
- Reserved Seating: $16-42 Adults, $10-27 Students
Peter Grimes—the abused and abusive fisherman, a tortured soul living in a tightknit coastal community where he’ll always be an outsider, and where contentment is always out of reach. Did he murder his two young apprentices who helped him in his dangerous work? The truth is irrelevant because the village gossips will have their way, insidiously driving him to a dark place of madness that offers only one way out. Electrifying drama blends seamlessly with the endlessly evocative score—one that vibrates with the tensions of a claustrophobic society and captures the essence of the sea in all its magnificence and fearsome power. With its massive choral forces, Peter Grimes is an overwhelming emotional experience for audiences and one of the great music dramas of all time.
Pre-Show Talk on Britten’s “Peter Grimes” presented by Matthew Leone, 6:30 PM in the MAC Mezzanine