- Billy Budd(160 mins)(semi staged)
- Jacques Imbrailobaritone (Billy Budd)
- Mark Padmoretenor (Captain Vere)
- Brindley Sherrattbass (John Claggart)
- Stephen Gaddbaritone (Mr Redburn)
- David Soarbass (Mr Flint)
- Darren Jefferybass-baritone (Lieutenant Radcliffe)
- Alasdair Elliotttenor (Red Whiskers), Proms debut artist
- John Moorebaritone (Donald)
- Jeremy Whitebass (Dansker)
- Peter Gijsbertsentenor (The Novice)
- Colin Judsontenor (Squeak)
- Richard Mosley-Evansbass (Bosun)
- Sir Andrew Davisconductor
- Stuart Jacksontenor
- Adam Marsdenbass
- Nicholas Morrisbass
- Padraic Rowanbass
About this event
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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