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26 Mar 2009

Lessons lie in tragedy of 'Peter Grimes'

http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/arts/bal-li.clefnotes26.1mar26,0,1319018.story

Tim Smith [Baltimore Sun, 26 March 2009]

Many an uncomfortable lesson about human nature lies within Benjamin Britten’s 1945 operatic masterpiece, Peter Grimes, a tale of small-mindedness, conclusion-jumping and rapid swells of populist outrage in a seaside village. Those multilayered messages seem even more relevant than usual in the Washington National Opera’s striking production at the Kennedy Center.

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