BRITTEN, B.: Billy Budd (Glyndebourne, 2010)

BRITTEN, B.: Billy Budd (Glyndebourne, 2010)


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Billy Budd, Op. 50
Libretto/Text Author: Crozier, Eric
Libretto/Text Author: Forster, E.M.
Libretto Source: Melville, Herman
Conductor: Elder, Mark

Arthur Jones: Girling, Toby
Cabin Boy: Honywood, Sam
Captain Vere: Ainsley, John Mark
Claggart: Ens, Phillip
First Mate: Wallace, Michael
Lieutenant Ratcliffe: Jeffery, Darren
Mr. Flint: Rose, Matthew
Mr. Redburn: Paterson, Iain
Novice's Friend: Baker, Alexander Robin
Red Whiskers: Elliott, Alasdair

Set/Stage Designer: Oram, Christopher
Costume Designer: Oram, Christopher
Lighting Designer: Constable, Paule
Stage Director: Grandage, Michael
Movement Director: Roden, Tom
Television Director: Roussillon, Francois

Date of Production: 11-06-2010
Festival: Glyndebourne Opera Festival
Venue: Glyndebourne Opera House
Playing Time: 03:12:46
Catalogue Number: OA1051D
UPC: 809478010517


Glyndebourne has a proud association with the operas of Benjamin Britten, however until 2010 had never staged Billy Budd. The all-male opera with a libretto co-written by EM Forster, is based on the battle between pure good and blind evil, and is set on a British man-'o-war ship.

Michael Grandage, Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse, chose this work to make his long-awaited operatic debut. Sir Mark Elder returned to conduct the production, marking the 100th opera production in his illustrious career.

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