Past Event

CAA Chicago | The Epicurean and Opera: The Essential “Peter Grimes”

September 22, 2021
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Join co-hosts Daniel Balsam and Chris Stacey for an evening of their interpretation of the "essential" moments from the Metropolitan Opera's production of Peter Grimes. Join us for a discussion and audience participation about key passages in Benjamin Britten's masterwork. The evening will be filled with delightful musical performances, beautiful staging, and a lively set of observations on the opera's place in music history.

Reviewing the Metropolitan Opera’s 2008 staging of the opera, Andrew Ross wrote: “You come face to face with the opera’s darkest elements: not just the much analyzed psychology of Grimes, who may or may not be guilty of abusing his apprentices, but also the psychology of the crowd, which lustily passes judgment on the fisherman without having heard the evidence.” Featuring some of the most powerful and evocative music ever written, Peter Grimes is an essential modern opera or is it? That's for our audience to decide.

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