Best of Britten: Peter Grimes staged on beach

Opera at Aldeburgh Credit: Luke Farrington

More than 1,500 people watched a special performance on Aldeburgh seafront last night.

Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes had an official homecoming in the town in which the opera is set.

Blustery scenes Credit: Luke Farrington

It's part of celebrations to mark 100 years since Britten's birth in Lowestoft. There are also shows on Wednesday and Friday night.

Dramatic backdrop Credit: Luke Farrington
Hundreds attend show Credit: Luke Farrington

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Opera on the beach

Benjamin Britten's opera Peter Grimes was performed in the town in which it was set to mark 100 years since Britten's birth in Lowestoft.