Billy Budd (Britten), 2010

Billy Budd (Britten), 2010

Billy Budd is the Opera of the Month for March 2022.

An award-winning opera debut from British theatre director Michael Grandage.

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.

Photo: Alastair Muir

Billy Budd (Britten), 2010
  • Billy Budd (Britten)

    There’s a fine line between love and hate.

    Inspired by Herman Melville’s novella, Benjamin Britten’s Billy Budd is a heart-breaking psychological study of good and evil and the many human shades of grey that lie between. Harnessing the power of a large orchestra and all-male chorus, the opera cr...

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  • Billy Budd: explore with Alexandra

    Salvation and damnation, innocence and corruption, love, hatred and a beautiful boy all collide in Benjamin Britten’s Billy Budd.

    Alexandra Coghlan talks to naval historian Dr James Davey and musicologist Dr Imani Mosley to explore Britten’s evocative, ambiguous score.