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Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes

with Patrick Bade

Arts & Culture

The original date for this event has been rescheduled. The event is now on 27 March at 12noon.

Widely considered to be the greatest British opera, Benjamin Britten’s strange and disturbing Peter Grimes premiered a month after the end of the Second World War.

The tale of a small community’s descent into suspicion and mob mentality against an outsider can be understood as a metaphor for Britten’s own alienation as a pacifist in wartime and a homosexual.

Patrick Bade will explore the subtext of this opera in the context of other works by homosexual composers such as Szymanowski and Poulenc.

Part of the GAYW3 season.

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