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Proms 2013 Prom 60: Britten – Billy Budd

Prom 60: Britten – Billy Budd
Prom 60: Britten – Billy Budd
19:00 Tue 27 Aug 2013 Royal Albert Hall
Sir Andrew Davis conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Festival Opera cast in Britten’s predatory tragedy. Jacques Imbrailo sings the title-role, Brindley Sherratt is Claggart, Mark Padmore the spineless Captain Vere.
Sir Andrew Davis conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Festival Opera cast in Britten’s predatory tragedy. Jacques Imbrailo sings the title-role, Brindley Sherratt is Claggart, Mark Padmore the spineless Captain Vere.

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Sir Andrew Davis conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the cast and chorus of Glyndebourne Festival’s production of Britten’s Billy Budd. Adapted by E. M. Forster and Eri  Crozier from Herman Melville’s unfinished novella, Britten’s 1951 opera on the persecution and destruction of pure-hearted sailor Billy by a predatory master-at-arms is a tragedy of ‘sexual discharge gone evil’ in the Napoleonic Wars.

Jacques Imbrailo sings the title-role, with Brindley Sherratt as the sinister Claggart and Mark Padmore as the rule-bound Pontius Pilate figure, Captain ‘Starry’ Vere.

There will be one interval

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