Runnicles; Racette, Griffey, Michaels-Moore
Atherton; Racette, Langridge, Opie
Conlon; Fleming, Johnson, Opie
The great Jon Vickers sings one of his most acclaimed roles, the tortured fisherman of the title, in Britten’s powerful drama. Hounded by the small-minded local townspeople, with only Ellen Orford (Lucine Amara) and Captain Balstrode (Geraint Evans) on his side, Peter’s slow descent into madness is as searing as it is inevitable. Colin Davis conducts, with Lili Chookasian as Auntie and Jean Madeira as Mrs. Sedley.
Hansel and Gretel
Dec 18-Jan 8
Returning for the holidays, this season's family entertainingment is richard Jone' witty production of Humperdinck's fairy-tale opera, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, in whcih two children facre against a wicked witch.