The LPO capped 2015’s Glyndebourne festivities with this moving rendition of Britten’s early chamber opera, captured here on Blu-ray from Opus Arte.
Benjamin Britten’s final opera receives a superb reading by Edward Gardner and a moving portrayal of the lead role by John Graham-Hall
This atmospheric and well staged version of Britten’s Peter Grimes goes to the top of the mast.
In commemoration of its debut 50 years ago, Arthaus Musik has released a stunning Blu-ray version of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem. Andris Nelsons directs a strong group of soloists, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a moving performance that gets my nod as one of the must-watch discs of the year.
Billy Budd, Benjamin Britten’s archetypal opera about men at sea, is rendered in a simply outstanding performance taped at the Glyndebourne festival, featuring Sir Mark Elder at the helm of the London Symphony Orchestra, and a superb all-male cast.