Billy Budd, Op. 50, is an opera by Benjamin Britten to a libretto by the English novelist E. M. Forster and Eric Crozier, based on the short novel Billy Budd by Herman Melville. Originally in four acts, it was first performed at the Royal Opera House, London, on 1 December 1951; it was later revised as a two-act opera with a prologue and an epilogue.
Performances & Interviews
- Britten: Billy Buddhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01svxv2.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01svxv2.jpg2014-02-25T17:35:00.000ZPiers Burton-Page with a personal recommendation from recordings of Britten's opera Billy Buddhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01svxw1
Britten: Billy BuddPiers Burton-Page with a personal recommendation from recordings of Britten's opera Billy Budd
- Britten: Billy Budd - Opera Guidehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01vrslk.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01vrslk.jpg2014-03-19T14:58:00.000ZA guide to Britten's Billy Budd featuring the voices of Britten experts.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01vrspc
Britten: Billy Budd - Opera GuideA guide to Britten's Billy Budd featuring the voices of Britten experts.