An afternoon at the opera

Derby arts centre Quad will screen one of Britain’s most significant operas, Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes, as performed by the English National Opera and broadcast live from the London Coliseum in high definition.

It can be seen onFebruary 23 at 3pm. This marks the cinema debut for the English National Opera and ENO Screen, ENO’s cinema programme, and will therefore allow innovative opera to be accessible to local audiences.

This is the first revival of director David Alden’s 2009 five-star, sell-out production. ENO Music Director Edward Gardner conducts Britten’s electrifying score, with Stuart Skelton returning to the title role.

Featuring some of the most powerful and evocative music, Peter Grimes paints a vivid picture of a small community’s descent into suspicion, gossip and mob mentality in the face of a tragedy.

Tickets are £15 (£13 concessions) and can be booked at or by calling 01332 290606.