Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Peter Grimes Is Coming!

Next September the Sapporo Symphony Chorus & Orchestra will be putting on the opera “Peter Grimes” by Benjamin Britten.  The opera is rarely performed in Japan, or in the world for that matter.  However, after the Symphony Chorus debut last December, apparently it was felt that we were capable of undertaking the challenge.

The chorus is involved in this opera more than in most, playing a role similar to that of the choruses in ancient Greek drama.  The townspeople of the tiny fishing village provide constant commentary on the events taking place.

What's so great for me is that the opera will be sung in English!  No doubt it'll be a serious challenge for my chorus-mates, but I'll help in any way I can.

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