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03 Mar 2008

Benjamin Britten's Pampered Brute

Peter_Grimes_MET_small.pngBY JAY NORDLINGER [NY Sun, 3 March 2008]

Many people regard "Peter Grimes" as Benjamin Britten's masterpiece, and it is, indeed, a powerful opera. The Met revived it on Thursday night, in a new production by John Doyle. The production is not particularly fancy or sophisticated. It does not go in for many effects. And it is a successful production.

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