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Billy Budd (Britten), 2010
An award-winning opera debut from British theatre director Michael Grandage.
The cast includes Jacques Imbrailo (Billy Budd), John Mark Ainsley (Captain Vere) and Darren Jeffery (Lieutenant Ratcliffe) with conductor Mark Elder and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Extra content - Billy Budd: explore with Alexandra
Opera Specialist Alexandra Coghlan talks to naval historian Dr James Davey and musicologist Dr Imani Mosley to explore Britten’s evocative, ambiguous score.
Billy Budd was the Opera of the Month for March 2022.
Photo: Alastair Muir