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Part of the BBC Proms. Semi Staged. Sir Andrew Davis conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the cast and chorus of Glyndebourne Festival's production of Britten's Billy Budd. Adapted by E. M. Forster and Eri Crozier from Herman Melville's unfinished novella, Britten's 1951 opera on the persecution and destruction of pure-hearted sailor Billy by a predatory master-at-arms is a tragedy of 'sexual discharge gone evil' in the Napoleonic Wars. Jacques Imbrailo sings the title-role, with Brindley Sherratt as the sinister Claggart and Mark Padmore as the rule-bound Pontius Pilate figure, Captain 'Starry' Vere. There will be one interval. Finish time: approx. 22:15Performers Jacques Imbrailo (baritone - Billy Budd), Mark Padmore (tenor - Captain Vere), Brindley Sherratt (bass - John Claggart), Stephen Gadd (baritone - Mr Redburn), David Soar (bass - Mr Flint), Darren Jeffery (bass-baritone - Lieutenant Radcliffe), Alasdair Elliott (tenor - Red Whiskers), John Moore (baritone - Donald), Jeremy White (bass - Dansker), Peter Gijsbertsen (tenor - The Novice), Colin Judson (tenor - Squeak), Richard Mosley-Evans (bass - Bosun).
Company Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Company London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Andrew Davis (Sir).
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