Score by Benjamin Britten published by Boosey and Hawkes in Browse through all arias, ensembles and roles from the opera Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten. With links to the scenes with movies and more information. Benjamin Britten’s Billy Budd based on Herman Melville’s story, is one of the 20th Century’s most tragic operas and the only opera with an all-male cast.

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Billy Budd All-male opera, set at sea.

At the same time a cutter approaches, returning from a merchant ship where it has pressed three sailors into the Royal Navy. Billy goes for some tobacco to cheer him up, and discovers Squeak rifling through his kit.

Billy Budd

Retrieved from ” https: Dansker, an old sailor, sckre Billy “Baby Budd” for his innocence. All opera sheetmusic Soprano sheetmusic Mezzo Soprano sheetmusic Tenor sheetmusic Baritone sheetmusic Bass sheetmusic.

Baritone Arthur Jones an impressed man: Britten would later write three Church Parables with all-male casts, but these are different to conventional operas. Forster discussed the novel in his Clark lectures at Cambridge University. The opera’s stage director is David Alden and the conductor is William Lacey.


Baritone Dansker an old seaman: Night Mail The Prince of the Pagodas Claggart takes his complaint about Billy to Vere, but he is interrupted in his accusation by a brief skirmish with a French frigate that ends with the enemy escaping. Mini-feature of the Glyndebourne production of Billy Budd 6: Vere, as an old man, remembers Billy’s burial at sea, reflecting that the man he failed to save has instead blessed and saved him.

In fact, Forster agreed to this project, and worked with Eric Crozier, a Britten collaborator, to write the opera’s libretto. The composer in He reflects on the conflict between good and evil, he is tormented by guilt over the case of Billy Budd on board his ship, HMS Indomitablesome years earlier. War Requiem film.

Homage to Paderewski Variations on an Elizabethan Theme The crew of the Indomitable works on deck.

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Three new sailors, press-ganged from a passing merchant ship, are brought on board. Helpmann Award for Best Opera. The officers warn that Billy may cause trouble, but Vere dismisses their fears and expresses his love for the men under his command. Tenor Donald a sailor: This page was last edited on 11 Decemberat Tenor Billy Budd foretopman: Four o’clock that morning, the crew assembles on deck, and Billy is brought out.


Billy Budd, op. 50 – vocal score

Two-act version The opera is preceded by a prologue in which Captain Vere, as an old man, ponders the significance of events that took place long ago. List of compositions by Benjamin Britten Category: Bay of the upper gun-deck Scene 2: Movies for this opera.

Load Moreā€¦ Follow on Instagram. Archived from the original on 2 March In his cabin, Captain Vere muses over classical literature.