Stanford Opera Workshop production of Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes

Benjamin Britten’s first and perhaps best-known opera, Peter Grimes, is given its first West Coast production under the direction of Prof. Jan Popper, only three years after its introduction in London. All three performances in Memorial Auditorium are sold out. Peter Grimes is such a critical success that the entire production is moved to San Francisco for a single–also acclaimed–performance on June 29. The San Francisco Chronicle critic calls it Stanford’s “greatest musical and dramatic success.” (Popper came to Stanford from Czechoslovakia in 1940.)