Britten's Peter Grimes from San Francisco Opera

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Join us Saturday at 1 pm for a special archive broadcast of San Francisco Opera's 1976 production of Peter Grimes, starring Canadian heldentenor Jon Vickers.

Along with Vickers in the title role, the cast features soprano Heather Harper as Ellen Orford, the woman who tries to help Grimes, but instead is drawn into his grim and tragic existence. John Pritchard conducts this performance, recorded at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco.

Cast:
Hobson    Paul Geiger
Swallow    Alexander Malta
Peter Grimes    Jon Vickers
Mrs. Sedley    Donna Petersen
Ellen Orford    Heather Harper
A Fisherman    John Del Carlo
Auntie     Sheila Nadler
Bob Boles    Paul Crook
Captain Balstrode   Geraint Evans
Rev. Horace Adams   Joseph Frank
First Niece    Claudia Cummings
Second Niece    Pamela South
Ned Keene    Wayne Turnage
Boy     Steven Cohen
A Lawyer    John Duykers
Dr. Thorpe    Janusz
Offstage Voice   Luana De Vol
Janice Aaland

CONDUCTOR:  John Pritchard
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Geraint Evans

San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus  
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Robert Jones