Peter Grimes

Benjamin Britten

August 4, 2013 at 8pm: A special archive broadcast of the 1976 production of Peter Grimes, starring Jon Vickers, Geraint Evans and Heather Harper on KDFC.

Listen online at or on FM 90.3 San Francisco, Los Gatos and Saratoga; 89.9 North and East Bay; 92.5 Ukiah-Lakeport; 104.9 South Bay and Peninsula; or Comcast Cable 981.


In this interview originally from 1973, maestro John Pritchard (later the first music director of San Francisco Opera) and member of music staff Calvin Simmons demonstrate the musical fabric and themes of Peter Grimes.
Interview with John Pritchard

Recorded live between Acts II and III of Peter Grimes in 1976, Canadian tenor Jon Vickers talks with radio presenter Scott Beach about his passion for the moral integrity of Britten's opera and his vehement opposition to the moral tenets of Wagner's philosophy. Vickers' numerous roles with SFO included Siegmund (Die Walküre) in 1963, 1969 and 1973.
Interview with Jon Vickers

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