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ENO Screen sees ENO’s productions broadcast live into cinemas across the UK and Ireland and selected cinemas worldwide. Shot in stunning multi-camera HD, ENO Screen is as distinctive as ENO’s live work in the theatre, creating a unique cinematic experience for audience members across the globe.
Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes
Selected UK Encore Screenings / International Screenings
Experience the searing psychological drama, intrigue and suspense of Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes, captured live at the London Coliseum.
'An unmissable production that unleashes the opera's thrilling power' The Observer
'A tidal wave of sound that is virtually overwhelming' Sunday Express
David Alden’s award-winning production paints a vivid picture of a small community’s descent into suspicion, gossip and mob mentality in the face of a tragedy.
In a small coastal fishing village in Suffolk, fisherman Peter Grimes’s apprentice disappears at sea. What really happened to the boy? Was Peter Grimes involved? Despite the villagers’ suspicions, after questioning in court, Grimes is released without charge. Subjected to a hate campaign, Peter Grimes’s state of mind and behaviour becomes increasingly unstable. And then he takes on another apprentice with tragic consequences.
Peter Grimes contains some of the most evocative music ever written. The wildness of the sea and the instability of Grimes’s mind are superbly reflected in Britten’s music. Stuart Skelton in the title role has been described as the ‘definitive’ Peter Grimes and has performed the role all over the world.
Ellen Orford Elza van den Heever
Balstrode Iain Paterson
Auntie Rebecca de Pont Davies
Swallow Matthew Best
Ned Keene Leigh Melrose
Bob Boles Michael Colvin
Mrs Sedley Felicity Palmer
Hobson Matthew Trevino
Reverend Horace Adams Tim Robinson
First Niece Rhian Lois
Second Niece Mary Bevan
Director David Alden
Set Designer Paul Steinberg
Costume Designer Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lighting Designer Adam Silverman
Choreographer Maxine Braham
TERRY GILLIAM’S BENVENUTO CELLINI
On 17 June our new production of Berlioz’s Benvenuto Celliniwill be screened live*. Benvenuto Cellini is directed by Monty Python legend Terry Gilliam and stars Michael Spyres as the infamous Italian goldsmith and sculptor.
Further productions will be announced here following the confirmation of our 2014/15 season.
*Peter Grimes and Benvenuto Cellini will be screened live where possible – please check with your local cinema for timings, particularly overseas, where time difference may impact on scheduling.