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Peter Grimes : opera in a prologue and three acts

Peter Grimes : opera in a prologue and three acts / by Benjamin Britten ; derived from The Borough, a poem by George Crabbe ; words by Montague Slater ; produced by Elijah Moshinsky.
New York, NY : Thorn EMI/HBO Video, [1981], ©1981.

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Additional Authors
  • Crabbe, George, 1754-1832.
  • Bailey, Norman, 1933-2021
  • Slater, Montagu, 1902-1956
  • Harper, Heather
  • Vickers, Jon
  • Davis, Colin, 1927-2013
  • Moshinsky, Elijah.
  • Royal Opera House (London, England)
  • British Broadcasting Corporation.
  • Covent Garden Video Productions.
1 videocassette (155 min.) : sound, color; 1/2 in. VHS. +
Set in a small village in England, the story relates fisherman Peter Grimes\u0027 inability to become a part of the community. Because his apprentice has been drowned at sea, he has incurred the wrath and distrust of the townspeople.
Series Statement
Thorn EMI/HBO classic performance
Uniform Title
Thorn EMI/HBO classic performance.
  • Cataloged from credits, label on cassette container, and accompanying booklet.
  • "Produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation in association with Covent Garden Video Productions."
  • Recorded at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on June 30, 1981.
Audience (note)
  • Adult.
  • 41543491
  • ocm41543491
  • SCSB-2700971
Owning Institutions
Columbia University Libraries