Met Opera on Demand Catalog
(Mar. 15, 2008)
Composer: Benjamin Britten
Librettist: Montagu Slater
Runnicles; Racette, Griffey, Michaels-Moore
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 48 min.
Anthony Dean Griffey creates a haunting portrait of the outcast fisherman who struggles under the burden of presumed guilt. This chilling production by Tony Award-winning director John Doyle also features the superb Patricia Racette as the sympathetic Ellen Orford and the Met chorus in a truly hair-raising performance as the oppressively judgmental fishing village.