About Peter Grimes / The adventures of Pinocchio
Opera North returns with its award-winning production of Peter Grimes, which sold out here last year, and a world premiere of a fantastic musical tale by the hottest writing team in town.
Phyllida Lloyd’s extraordinary production of Peter Grimes, conducted by Music Director Richard Farnes, is back with most of the original cast, including Jeffrey Lloyd Roberts (Grimes) and Giselle Allen (Ellen Orford). Winner of the South Bank Show Opera Award 2007 and the Royal Philharmonic Society Opera Award 2007, it returns to Sadler’s Wells for two nights only.
“This Peter Grimes is a collective company triumph, the operatic event of the year” SUNDAY TIMES
Marionette-dances, fairground rides, assassins giving chase, terrifying men and a captivating girl, crime and punishment, remorse and reconciliation – The Adventures of Pinocchio is brought bursting to life by award-winning composer Jonathan Dove and playwright Alasdair Middleton (The Young Vic’s The Enchanted Pig). David Parry conducts and Martin Duncan directs the irresistible story of the wooden boy who longs to be real. The music is accessible, but it is an opera, not a musical