(Britten: Peter Grimes). Bar. Retired merchant skipper. One of Grimes's few friends. He helps Grimes to haul in his boat and prevents Boles from attacking him in the Boar. Balstrode, accompanied by Ellen Orford, advises Grimes to take his boat out to sea and sink it to avoid the angry mob who think he has deliberately caused the death of his Apprentice. Aria: We live, and let live, and look. Created (1945) by Roderick Jones.