Event Peter Grimes
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Venue Opera Theatre (Sydney Opera House), Sydney, NSW
First Date 2 July 1986
Opening Date 2 July 1986
Last Date 31 July 1986
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description A new production directed by John Copley.
Its razor-sharp sense of theatre and powerfully melodic evocation of the sea helped to re-establish English music internationally. To this day, the work remains a potent experience.
Description Source Brochure
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Test Opera
Name Function Notes
Heather Begg Actor Mrs Sedley
Stephen Bennett Actor Hobson
Jennifer Bermingham Actor Auntie
Peta Blyth Actor Her Nieces
Joan Carden Actor Ellen Orford
Adam Cockburn Actor Boy (John)
Gregory Dempsey Actor Bob Boles
Graeme Ewer Actor The Rector
Richard Greager Actor Peter Grimes
Anne-Maree McDonald Actor Her Nieces
John Pringle Actor Ned Keene
John Shaw Actor Captain Balstrode
John Wegner Actor Swallow
Brian FitzGerald Assistant Director
Gordon Kember Choir Master/Mistress
Benjamin Britten Composer
Gordon Bennett Concert Master
David Agler Conductor
Michael Stennett Costume Designer
John Copley Director
Donn Byrnes Lighting Designer
Montagu Slater Lyricist
Robin Don Set Designer
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information 8 performances: July 2, 5, 9, 12, 17, 21, 25 & 31.
Data Source
Source Description
Brochure PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Programme Dennis Wolanski Library collection at UNSW Library
Brochure Sydney Opera House Diary Jun/Jul 1986
Event Identifier 63555