Score by Benjamin Britten published by Boosey and Hawkes in Browse through all arias, ensembles and roles from the opera Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten. With links to the scenes with movies and more information. Benjamin Britten’s Billy Budd based on Herman Melville’s story, is one of the 20th Century’s most tragic operas and the only opera with an all-male cast.

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In a rage, Billy begins to stammer. A production by the Glyndebourne Festival Opera marked the operatic directorial debut of the theatre director Michael Grandage. He reflects on the conflict between good and evil, he is tormented by guilt over the case of Billy Budd on board his ship, HMS Indomitablebikly years earlier.

Bass Mr Redburn First Fieutenant: He knocks Squeak to the ground as Claggart and the corporals enter. Views Read Edit View history.

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Retrieved 26 April Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: The Novice returns from his flogging, unable to walk and brjtten along by a friend.

Archived from the original on 17 January Bass Red Whiskers an impressed man: Vere does not believe him and sends for Billy so that Claggart may confront him. Dansker brings him a drink and reveals that the crew is willing to mutiny for his sake, but Billy is resigned to his fate.


Baritone Mr Flint Sailing Master: Billy Budd All-male opera, set at sea. Tenor Billy Budd foretopman: Claggart tells Squeak, the ship’s corporal, to keep an eye on Billy and give him a rough time.

Billy Budd – Britten-Pears Foundation

Billy Budd by Herman Melville. Forster had an interest in the novella, which he discussed in his Clark sdore at Cambridge University. Helpmann Award for Best Opera. Search all Search scenes Search operas Search roles Search composers. This was the end of Act 3 in the four-act version.

At this point in the four-act version came the climax of Act I, in which Captain Vere appeared on deck to give a speech to the men. Berth-deck Act 3 Scene 1: Main deck and quarter-deck Epilogue. In the Epiloguewe return to the aged Vere, who again scrutinises his role in these events. At the same time a cutter approaches, returning from a merchant ship where it has pressed three sailors into the Royal Navy.

Billy Budd (revised 2-Act version)

Forster agreed to this project, and worked with Eric Croziera regular Britten collaborator, to write the opera’s libretto. Claggart then has the Novice — cowed into submission by an earlier beating — try to bribe Billy into supporting mutiny, but to no avail.

Mini-feature of the Glyndebourne production of Billy Budd 6: Having admired Britten’s music since attending a performance of The Ascent of F6 inhe first met the composer in October when he heard Peter Pears accompanied by Britten perform the Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo at the National Gallery.


It has become part of the repertory of the New York Metropolitan Opera. Vere’s first appearance after the prologue had been originally the Captain’s Muster, in which he addresses the crew at the end of Act 1; Britten cut this, explaining to his librettist Eric Crozier that he had never been happy with that scene, [4] so making Vere’s first appearance on the ship a private moment alone in his cabin. Benjamin Britten, Billy Budd. Twitter Thank you to everyone who visited The Red House this year.

We hope you loved your time with us discovering Britten’… https: Captain Edward Fairfax Vere, an old man, reflects on his life and his time in the navy.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. At the court martial Vere fails to speak up for Billy, who is then condemned. Night Mail The Prince of the Pagodas Main deck and quarter-deck Scene 2: Archived from the original on 2 March