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opera Britten's Billy Budd Michael Grandage (stage director), Mark Elder (conductor) – With Jacques Imbrailo (Billy Budd), John Mark Ainsley (Captain Vere)...

Michael Grandage (stage director), Mark Elder (conductor) – With Jacques Imbrailo (Billy Budd), John Mark Ainsley (Captain Vere)...

Britten's Billy Budd Michael Grandage (stage director), Mark Elder (conductor) – With Jacques Imbrailo (Billy Budd), John Mark Ainsley (Captain Vere)...

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Staged by Michael Grandage and directed by Mark Elder, Billy Budd was a 2000 Glyndebourne Festival's production. A wonderful production with Jacques Imbrailo in the leading role, now on medici.tv.

© Glyndebourne Productions Ltd. Photo: Alastair Muir

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Cast

  • Michael Grandage | Stage director
  • Christopher Oram | Designer
  • Paule Constable | Lighting designer
  • Tom Roden | Movement director
  • Jacques Imbrailo | Billy Budd
  • John Mark Ainsley | Captain Vere
  • Phillip Ens | Claggart
  • Iain Paterson | Mr Redburn
  • Matthew Rose | Mr Flint
  • Darren Jeffery | Lieutenant Ratcliffe
  • Alasdair Elliott | Red Whiskers
  • John Moore | Donald
  • Jeremy White | Dansker
  • Ben Johnson | Novice
  • Alexander Robin Baker | Novice’s Friend
  • Colin Judson | Squeak
  • Richard Mosley-Evans | Bosun
  • Michael Wallace | First Mate
  • John-Owen Miley-Read | Second Mate
  • Peter Gijsbertsen | Maintop
  • Toby Girling | Arthur Jones
  • Sam Honywood | Cabin Boy
  • Freddie Benedict | Midshipman
  • Alastair Dixon | Midshipman
  • Adam Lord | Midshipman
  • Joseph Wakeling | Midshipman
  • Pascal Tohouri | Midshipman
  • The Glyndebourne Chorus
  • Jeremy Bines | Chorus master

Program

  • Benjamin Britten, Billy Budd, Op. 50
    • Prologue
    • I, 1: "Pull, me bantams!"
    • I, 1: Boat ahoy!
    • I, 1: "To report having boarded"
    • I, 1: "Billy Budd, king of the birds!"
    • I, 1: "I heard, your honour!"
    • I, 1: "Come along, kid!"
    • I, 1: "Christ! The poor chap..."
    • I, 1: "Vere! Vere!"
    • II, 1: "Boy!"
    • II, 1: "Plutarch"
    • II, 1: "Any danger of French notions"
    • II, 1: "Land on the port bow, sir"
    • II, 2: "Blow her away"
    • II, 2: "Billy went to his bag"
    • II, 2: "O beauty, o handsomeness"
    • II, 2: "I, John Claggart, Master-at-Arms"
    • II, 2: "Why had it to be Bill, the one we all love?"
    • III, 1: "I don't like the look of the mist"
    • III, 1: "Well, what is it, Master-at-Arms?"
    • III, 1: "There you are again, Master-at-Arms"
    • III, 1: Interlude
    • III, 2: "Claggart, John Claggart, beware!"
    • III; 2: "Master-at-Arms and foretopman..."
    • III, 2: "The mists have cleared"
    • III, 2: "William Budd, you are accused..."
    • III, 2: "I accept their verdict"
    • IV, 1: "Look! Through the port comes the moonshine astray"
    • IV, 1: "Here! Baby!"
    • IV, 1: "And farewell to ye..."
    • IV, 2: "According to the Articles of War..."
    • IV, 2: "Down all hands! And see that they go!"
    • Epilogue: "We committed his body to the deep"

Details

  • Directed by:
    • François Roussillon
  • Venue: Glyndebourne (Lewes, Great Britain)
  • Production date: 2010
  • Recording date: 2010
  • Duration: 2 h 52 min
  • Production: © Glyndebourne Productions Ltd
  • Available version(s): EN
  • Available subtitle(s) : DE, EN, ES, FR
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