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WOS Radio: Getting to Grips with Peter Grimes

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Edward Seckerson presents a podcast for the ENO in which he talks to singer Stuart Skelton, director David Alden and conductor Edward Gardner about the company's new production of Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes, which is at the London Coliseum to 30 May 2009.

Premiered by ENO - as Sadler’s Wells Opera - in 1945, Peter Grimes, which concerns an anti-hero outsider in a fishing village, is considered a masterwork, billed as "the most significant British opera in over two centuries".

Writer and broadcaster Edward Seckerson is chief classical music and opera critic for the Independent. He wrote and presented the long-running BBC Radio 3 series Stage & Screen, in which he interviewed many of the most prominent writers and stars of musical theatre. He appears regularly on BBC Radio 3 and 4. On television, he has commentated a number of times at the Cardiff Singer of the World competition. He has published books on Mahler and the conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, and has been on Gramophone Magazine’s review panel for many years. Seckerson presented the 2007 series of the Radio 4 music quiz Counterpoint. He has interviewed everyone from Leonard Bernstein to Liza Minelli; from Paul McCartney to Pavarotti: from Julie Andrews to Jessye Norman. For more info visit www.edwardseckerson.biz

Thanks for listening!

Tags: Opera


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