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Billy Budd from Glyndebourne

Glyndebourne has a proud association with the operas of Benjamin Britten, yet this highly-acclaimed production from 2010 was their first staging of his all-male opera Billy Budd. Set on a British man-o-war ship, with a libretto co-written by EM Forster, the opera is based on the battle between good and evil. Michael Grandage, artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse, chose this work to make his long-awaited operatic debut. Sir Mark Elder returned to conduct, marking the 100th opera production in his illustrious career.

Release date:

2 hours, 45 minutes

Last on

Sun 17 Nov 2013 19:00


Role Contributor
ComposerBenjamin Britten
DirectorMichael Grandage
ConductorMark Elder
Captain VereJohn Mark Ainsley
Billy BuddJacques Imbrailo
ClaggartPhillip Ens

BBC Four Collection: Modern Classical Music