Peter Grimes is the defining British opera of the 20th century and a masterpiece of musical theatre. What really happened to the young apprentice of gruff fisherman Peter Grimes? Featuring Britten’s most evocative sea-inspired music, including the Four Sea Interludes, Peter Grimespaints a vivid picture of a small community convulsed by rumour and mob rule. It is opera for our times. It is an opera to get the blood rushing.
the ever-wonderful Jacqueline Dark as drug-addicted busybody Mrs Sedley – perfectly captured the variety of vocal colour needed to make Britten’s writing soar – Arts Hub
Jacqueline Dark’s character Mrs Sedley was the most exposed example of the moral righteousness that can ruin a guiltless accused – and, perhaps the strongest female voice in the cast, she laced this role with humour and gratuitous opinion. – Peter Grimes, Brisbane Fesival/OQ (Cut Common)
Jacqueline Dark’s portrayal of the laudanum-baked Mrs Sedley was beautifully nuanced. – XS Entertainment