Jul 13 2012, 06:20 PM
I've spotted that Peter Grimes will be performed on 24th August and was wondering whether it is likely to be a performance of the whole opera or just extracts? Does anyone have any experience of opera at the Proms?
Jul 14 2012, 01:55 PM
As it's timed to start at 7.00pm and finish at 10.30pm, you're not going to be getting extracts! Of course, as it's a concert performance you won't be getting costumes, scenery, or much in the way of staging etc, either. Personally, I'd rather be seeing this one at the Coliseum. But last year I enjoyed the WNO Meistersinger, with Bryn Terfel, which was kind of semi-staged; and the year before Fidelio was extremely well done. Still thinking about Pelleas on Sunday.. I love this opera, and it's very rarely done here.
Jul 15 2012, 07:10 PM
You'lll get the lot unless the Proms guide says otherwise.
Peter Grimes is being performed in full. See you there - I'll be the one in a knitted sweater with an anchor motif