Benjamin Britten’s Pampered Brute

Peter_Grimes_MET_small.pngBY JAY NORDLINGER [NY Sun, 3 March 2008]
Many people regard “Peter Grimes” as Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece, and it is, indeed, a powerful opera. The Met revived it on Thursday night, in a new production by John Doyle. The production is not particularly fancy or sophisticated. It does not go in for many effects. And it is a successful production.