'’Peter Grimes’ on Aldeburgh beach' was filmed in June 2013 during three extraordinary performances that took place during the Aldeburgh Festival. It is a filmed interpretation of Benjamin Britten’s ‘Peter Grimes’, the most successful opera of post-war Britain, set in the heart of the town that inspired it. Britten’s powerful and masterful evocation of the North Sea in all its moods, based on George Crabbe’s 1810 poem ‘The Borough’, has become inextricably linked with Aldeburgh – Aldeburgh, home to Crabbe in the late 18th century and to Britten in the 20th, where both poem and opera were written. The 2013 performances of Peter Grimes were directed by Tim Albery, who placed the audience on the beach watching the story of Peter Grimes unfold as dusk fades over the sea. The cast and chorus, with Alan Oke in the eponymous role of Peter Grimes, Giselle Allen as Ellen Orford, and David Kempster as Captain Balstrode, sing live with amplification, while the Britten-Pears Orchestra under the baton of Britten expert Steuart Bedford is pre-recorded.