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Glyndebourne

Billy Budd

Series 1

Billy Budd

Glyndebourne has a proud association with the operas of Benjamin Britten, however until 2010 had never staged Billy Budd. The all-male opera with a libretto co-written by E.M. Forster, is based on the battle between pure good and blind evil, and is set on a British man-o'-war ship. Michael Grandage, Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse, chose this work to make his long-awaited operatic debut. Sir Mark Elder returned to conduct, marking the 100th opera production in his illustrious career.

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  • Captain Vere: John Mark Ainsley
  • Billy Budd: Jacques Imbrailo
  • Claggart: Philip Ens
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra:
  • Mark Elder: Orchestra
  • Michael Grandage: Conductor
  • Stage Director