Peter Grimes

Hellbound: Christopher Maltman in Ivan Fischer’s new Don Giovanni for Edinburgh

The best Peter Grimes I’ve ever seen

19 August 2017 9:00 am

‘Peter Grimes!’ Ranked high above us in the Usher Hall — a mob smelling blood, hot for the kill —…

Britten and Pears, photographed by Cecil Beaton

The Britten-Pears relationship: no longer an (open) secret

2 July 2016 9:00 am

‘You are the most adorable man and artist, intelligent, gifted, simple, loving and noble… I am really very, very lucky…

Spectator letters: The ENO must go on; another expensive typo; and PC and Pamela

14 February 2015 9:00 am

A vandalistic proposal Sir: Igor Toronyi-Lalic (Farewell, ENO, 7 February) displays a lack of judgment in advocating ENO’s demise and…

Britten’s worldwide reputation is enhanced in Lyon

26 April 2014 9:00 am

One of the proudest boasts to come from Britten HQ in Aldeburgh during the composer’s anniversary last year was that…

What now for ENO?

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Michael Henderson wonders what direction English National Opera will now take

Do I wish I’d gone to see Peter Grimes on the beach at Aldeburgh? No

7 September 2013 9:00 am

With a tidal wave of Peter Grimeses about to engulf us — performances in London, Birmingham and Leeds in September…

Long life: Watching the opera Peter Grimes on the beach was cold and uncomfortable — just as it should be

29 June 2013 9:00 am

The Martello Towers — that chain of 103 little fortresses built in the early 1800s along the south and east…