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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.
Ellen Orford, the schoolmistress, attempts to comfort Grimes as he rages against the community's attitude towards him. The Borough apothecary Ned Keene, finds Grimes a new apprentice from the workhouse. Nobody will volunteer to fetch the boy, until Ellen – whom Grimes wishes to marry – offers. Photo © ENO/Robert Workman
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