Peter Grimes, Peter Grimes
Indiana University Opera Theater
"The production, featuring two alternating casts, has two tenors switching as Peter Grimes: Bille Bruley, who sang opening night and will again next Saturday, and Richard Smagur, last Saturday’s Grimes and scheduled to sing this coming Friday. In Bruley and Smagur, this staging has two amazingly successful title holders. For a university music program to have one believable Grimes would be exceptionally fortunate. For a program to have two is almost beyond belief. But there they are, each of the pair living out the tragedy of this complicated, out-of-place being, fully able to bring tears to the eyes while captivating the ears."