Last week the BBC Proms launched their program for 2012. The exciting program includes a concert performance of the much lauded, 2009 English National Opera production of Benjamin Britten’s PETER GRIMES, again starring Australian tenor, Stuart Skelton. The concert will also include Amanda Roocroft as Ellen Orford, Iain Paterson as Captain Balstrode, Felicity Palmer as Mrs Sedley, and will be conducted by ENO Musical Director, Edward Gardner.
This is the third time that Mr Skelton has performed at the BBC Proms, following performances in 2004 in the title role of Dvorak’s DMITRIJ and in 2011 in Mahler’s DAS KLAGENDE LIED.
Other exciting operas and choral works announced in the BBC Proms 2012 Program include:
Debussy’s PELLEAS AND MELISANDE
Lerner and Lowes’ MY FAIR LADY
Berlioz’ THE TROJANS
Gilbert and Sullivans’ THE YEOMAN OF THE GUARD
Mozart’s THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
Adam’s NIXON IN CHINA
Bach’s MASS IN B MINOR
Handel’s JUDAS MACCABAEUS
Elgar’s THE APOSTLES
The program is extremely varied with many exciting works being presented. If you wish to read more on the BBC Proms 2012 Program look here: