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Why should we see “Peter Grimes” at the Opéra Garnier?


REVIEW - Deborah Warner's precise and accurate staging, Allan Clayton's stunning interpretation and the perfect cast are the strengths of this landmark opera.

To someone who said they were


when they left the premiere of Benjamin Britten's

Peter Grimes

at the Palais Garnier, we replied that not leaving

Peter Grimes

shaken would be worrying.

Because this is undoubtedly one of the most moving operas in the repertoire.

The first masterpiece of a 30-year-old Britten, it is also his first confrontation with the themes that will haunt him all his life: scorned innocence, injustice, the loneliness of the excluded in the face of the group.

The previous Parisian production, a landmark production by Graham Vick in Bastille, having been presented in 2001 and 2004, it was time to welcome a new one.

It's a triumph.

Group fresco

Deborah Warner's show had already been given in Madrid and London, the reputation that preceded it is more than justified.

The Briton never solicits the text, except by having the action begin as a nightmare of the main character, a rich idea.

She is “content” with directing soloists and choristers…

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Source: lefigaro

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