Britten: Peter Grimes
The Symphony’s season-long celebration of the Benjamin Britten centenary culminates with Peter Grimes, “one of the most psychologically potent operas in the repertory” (Alex Ross). With music in equal parts harrowing and enchanting, Britten sought in Peter Grimes to give voice to “a subject very close to my heart—the struggle of the individual against the masses.” Joined by an extraordinary cast headlined by Stuart Skelton in the title role, MTT conducts the work regarded among “the true operatic… Show more
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Founded in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) is widely considered to be among the country’s most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions. Under Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT), the SFS presents more than 220 concerts and presentations annually for an audience of nearly 600,000 in its home of Davies Symphony Hall, in other Bay Area venues, and through an active national and international touring program....
Tilson Thomas is one of America's premier conductors, known for American modern music, but equally at ease with traditional symphonic music. ~ Rovi
Ann Murray is one of the leading mezzo-sopranos on the international scene. (She is not related to the famous Canadian popular music singer with a similar name.) The Irish-born singer was educated at the Royal Manchester College of Music, where she studied with Frederic Cox....
In a nation boasting several excellent lyric baritones, Alan Opie stands apart for his large, incisive voice, handsome in sound and sufficiently generous in scale for the rigors of Verdi's heaviest baritone creations....
Acclaimed for her captivating performances filled with "technical assurance and emotional conviction" South African soprano Elza van den Heever is fast becoming one of the most sought-after sopranos of her generation....
John Relyea continues to distinguish himself as one of today's finest bass-baritones. Mr. Relyea has appeared in many of the world’s most celebrated opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera (where he is an alumnus of the Merola Opera Program and a former Adler Fellow), Seattle Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Paris Opera, Munich State Opera, Vienna State Opera, and the Marinksy Theater....
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