Britten: Peter Grimes - Pears, Chorus of the Royal 4676822

. . . a superb stage production and vividly recorded in a ground-breaking production. Taking full advantage of new stereo technology, members of the cast moved around the stage in dramatic fashion, giving the recording a sense of being "live". More than any other opera recording, this helped launching the fortunes of Britten's operas and remains one of the most exemplary ever made.