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Get to know Britten's tragic opera, about a Suffolk fisherman and his uneasy relationship with his neighbours, with our synopsis and stunning pictures from English National Opera's current production.
The opera opens with Peter Grimes being questioned at an inquest over the death of an apprentice. The outspoken townsfolk of The Borough believe Grimes is guilty. The coroner, Mr Swallow, declares the boy's death to be accidental but advises Grimes not to get another apprentice. Photo © ENO/Robert Workman
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