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Britten: Peter Grimes

Jon Vickers (Grimes), Heather Harper (Ellen), Jonathan Summers (Balstrode), Elizabeth Bainbridge (Auntie), Forbes Robinson (Swallow), Patricia Payne (Mrs Sedley), Thomas Allen (Ned Keene), Richard Van Allan (Hobson)

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Sir Colin Davis

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Britten: Peter Grimes

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  • Heather Harper (soprano), Richard van Allan (bass), Elizabeth Bainbridge (mezzo-soprano), Jon Vickers (tenor), Forbes Robinson (bass), Patricia Payne (mezzo-soprano), Thomas Allen (baritone), Anne Pashley (soprano), Jonathan Summers (baritone), John Dobson (tenor), John Lanigan (tenor), Teresa Cahill (soprano)
  • Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
  • Sir Colin Davis
  • Recorded: 1978-04-30
  • Recording Venue: All Saints' Church, Tooting, London

"Peter Grimes!"

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"You sailed your boat"

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"Peter Grimes, I here advise you!"

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"The truth...the pity..."

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Interlude I: On the beach

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"Oh, hang at open doors"

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"Hi! give us a hand"

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"I have to go from pub to pub"

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"Let her among you"

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"Look, the storm cone!"

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"And do you prefer the storm"

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"What harbour shelters peace"

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Interlude II: The Storm

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"Past time to close!"

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"We live and let live"

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"Have you heard?"

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"Now the Great Bear and Pleiades"

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"Old Joe has gone fishing"

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Interlude III: Sunday morning by the beach

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"Glitter of waves"

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"Let this be a holiday"

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"This unrelenting work"

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"Fool to let it come to this!"

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"What is it?"

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"People!...No! I will speak!"

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"We planned that their lives"

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"Swallow! Shall we go"

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"Now is gossip put on trial"

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"From the gutter"

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Interlude IV: Passacaglia

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"Go there!"

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"Now!...Now!"

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"Peter Grimes! Nobody here?"

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Interlude V: Evening

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"Assign your prettiness to me"

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"Pah!"

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"Come along, Doctor!"

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"Embroidery in childhood"

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"Mr.Swallow!"

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"Who holds himself apart"

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Interlude VI: Fog

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"Grimes! Grimes!"

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"Peter, we've come to take you home"

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"To those who pass the Borough"

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