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Billy Budd

 18 June 2012 at 7pm 

Billy Budd

English National Opera
London Coliseum
United Kingdom


ENO continues to refresh its Britten repertoire with this new production by the team behind ENO’s award-winning Peter Grimes.

A metaphysical battle between good and evil fought out aboard a British man-o'-war, Britten’s richly orchestrated all-male opera was originally commissioned for the 1951 Festival of Britain and is considered to be one of the composer’s finest works.

Starring Benedict Nelson (a ‘standout’ Demetrius in 2011’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream) as Billy, Matthew Rose as Claggart, the malevolent master-at-arms, and Kim Begley as Vere, the morally conflicted captain, this new staging reunites the award-winning director-conductor partnership of David Alden and Edward Gardner from 2009’s Peter Grimes.

Mon 18 Jun 2012
Sat 23 Jun 2012
Wed 27 Jun 2012
Sat 30 Jun 2012
Tue 03 Jul 2012
Thu 05 Jul 2012
Sun 08 Jul 2012

Benjamin Britten : Billy Budd

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