Peter Grimes
Closed 2h 25m
Peter Grimes

Peter Grimes NYC Reviews and Tickets

(11 Reviews)
Members say
Great singing, Absorbing, Confusing, Great acting, Ugly

About the Show

A new production of Britten's opera about a fisherman accused of murder.

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Member Reviews (11)

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350 Reviews | 42 Followers
Great singing, Absorbing

See it if Typical orchestra and chorus excellence. Clayton is compelling.

Don't see it if Not an opera fan.

330 Reviews | 66 Followers
Great score, Outstanding chorus, Dreadful set

See it if you're into one of 20th century's operatic masterpieces. Met orchestra under Carter sounds amazing, and the choral singing is super powerful

Don't see it if you can't get over that all this terrific music & singing is drowning in this terrible black wooden monolith of a set and all black costumes

297 Reviews | 39 Followers
Intelligent, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like this particular opera. it is exceedingly well performed althoguh there is no action. Only talk and the expression of emotion

Don't see it if you are interested in a classic form of opera with memorable tunes and lots of action. This, like all Britten's operas is about the outsider

181 Reviews | 26 Followers
Great acting, Excruciating, Slow, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy ravishing Britten music well sung by all, especially Clayton as Grimes and Car as Ellen Orford, with dark but dynamic staging

Don't see it if you don’t care for opera, or would prefer something less bleak. This opera is gloomy with just a trace of hope before the inevitable tragedy Read more

74 Reviews | 3 Followers
Confusing, Cliched, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if great staging

Don't see it if boring

65 Reviews | 11 Followers
Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Great music

Don't see it if You don’t like stories involving children

61 Reviews | 12 Followers
Park-and-bark concert

See it if only for the singers and orchestra -- they are superb.

Don't see it if you expect opera productions to be thoroughly imagined theatrical events. Read more

45 Reviews | 4 Followers
Must see, Intense, Great singing, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if Alan Clayton has taken his place of honor as one the great Peter Grimes interpreters and not to be missed. Carter's conducting was epic.

Don't see it if John Doyle's production was rather static, showing its age and sometimes rather noisy in scene changes.

Critic Reviews (4)

The New York Times
October 17th, 2022

"Cast members tend to sing with little nuance at the audience, rather than to one another, and mostly while standing in place as they would in concert."
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The Observer
October 19th, 2022

"Doyle’s stark staging often pushes the dark set so far forward that much of the action is crammed onto the front edge of the stage."
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New York Classical Review
October 17th, 2022

"Clayton himself brought home all the tragedy, and the chorus’ singing in the closing scene was gentle and shimmering, heartfelt, Carter and the orchestra finally unleashing the tragic, aching beauty in the score."
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November 2nd, 2022

"With its monochromatic look and constantly shifting panels, one gets the sense of uncertainty, coupled with instability, and a general lack of warmth."
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