War of the Worlds (DVD)
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Teatro alla Scala
Peter Grimes John Graham-Hall
Boy Francesco Malvuccio
Ellen Orford Susan Gritton
Captain Balstrode Christopher Purves
Auntie Felicity Palmer
First Niece Ida Falk Winland
Second Niece Simona Mihai
Bob Boles Peter Hoare
Swallow Daniel Okulitch
Mrs. Sedley Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Rev. Horace Adams Christopher Gillett
Ned Keene George Von Bergen
Chorus & Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala
Conductor Robin Ticciati
Director Richard Jones
Recorded live at the Teatro all Scala, June 2012
The Italian and international press were unanimous in their praise for Peter Grimes at La Scala, which revived the tradition of Britten's operas on the lyric stages of Italy. A strong British cast was marshalled by the baton of Robin Ticciati, who has already won golden opinions for his opera conducting. Richard Jones's production focuses on the fisherman as the outsider in a brutal society, cut off by mutual suspicion and misunderstanding: an unforgettable production of an opera that never loses its power.
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