Concert Details

Peter Grimes

  • David Pomeroy

  • Bramwell Tovey


A murder mystery in a seaside town that wrestles with themes of isolation and persecution, set to music inspired by Verdi; Peter Grimes is England’s National Opera and a piece of musical theatre that is as fresh today as at its triumphant premiere in 1945. Do not miss this rare chance to hear the concert version live with the VSO, David Pomeroy, Erin Wall, Brett Polegato, Gregory Dahl, Susan Platts, Francesca Corrado, the UBC Opera Ensemble and Bramwell Tovey, conductor.


Maestro Bramwell Tovey is the VSO’s longest-serving Music Director, entering his 18th and final season with the VSO in the 2017/2018 Season. Maestro Tovey’s accomplishments with the VSO, including touring, GRAMMY and Juno Awards, the VSO School of Music, the Orchestral Institute at Whistler, the many Music Education programs, and the artistic successes and growth of the orchestra will be celebrated throughout his final year as VSO Music Director.

Erin Wall is acclaimed for her musicality and versatility, and sings an extensive opera and concert repertoire which spans three centuries, from Mozart and Beethoven to Britten and Strauss. She has sung leading roles in many of the world's great opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, the Vienna Staatsoper, Opéra National de Paris, and Lyric Opera of Chicago, and appears in concert with leading maestri and symphony orchestras worldwide. www.erinwall.com

David Pomeroy is internationally acclaimed for his rich voice with thrilling top notes, and is enjoying a career in the spotlight at some of the world's most important opera houses and concert halls. The Newfoundland native made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 2009, portraying the title role of Hoffmann in Les contes d'Hoffmann opposite soprano Anna Netrebko under the baton of Maestro James Levine followed by appearances as Faust in 2013. Mr. Pomeroy had previously sung the title role in Faust with bass James Morris in the annual "Met in the Parks" concert series. www.davidpomeroy.com

Timing, Box Office and Concert Information: This concert will be approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes in length, including a 20-minute intermission. The Orpheum Box Office opens 2 hours prior to performance start time. Doors open 75 minutes ahead of performance time. Pre-Concert Talk begins at 7:05pm in the auditorium. If you have chose to pick up tickets at Will Call, please arrive at least 30 minutes before performance start time to pick up your tickets.

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Performance Dates

  • Saturday, Jun 9, 2018

    8pm Orpheum Theatre

  • Monday, Jun 11, 2018

    8pm Orpheum Theatre


Masterworks Gold