Skelton Powers Through Grimes At The Proms

Stuart Skelton as Peter Grimes. Image: Clive Barda.

Last week Stuart Skelton sang the title role of Peter Grimes in a concert version of Britten’ eponymous opera at the BBC Proms in London.  Tim Ashley of TheGuardian describes the production as “overwhelming …sung, acted and played with uncompromising veracity and commitment”. Sydney audiences would be familiar with Skelton’s electrifying performance as Grimes when he sang the role for Opera Australia in 2009.

He adds: “The evening owed its power…to Edward Gardner‘s conducting and Stuart Skelton’s Grimes. Skelton combines the heft of Jon Vickers with the refinement of Peter Pears”.

SoundsLikeSydney interviewed Stuart Skelton during a visit to Sydney in July:

http://soundslikesydney.com.au/news/madness-death-and-loss-this-tenor-never-gets-the-girl/8763.html

Sydneysiders can hear Stuart Skelton in a concert version of Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame with the Sydney Symphony conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy in December 2012.

And here’s the link to the review:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/aug/26/prom-55-peter-grimes-review

 

 

 
Posted on August 27, 2012 @ 17.08
 

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