Billy Budd (Opera Roma) From Rome

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Benjamin Britten’s Billy Budd
This presentation is part of the Festival of Chichester.
A new production of an opera by Benjamin Britten in three Acts, sung in English recorded in HD from Teatro Costanzi, Roma 5 June 2018.

A gripping drama based on the short novel by Herman Melville. ‘Billy Budd’ follows a young sailor who finds himself serving under the repressive regime of master-at-arms John Claggart in the Royal Navy. Unable to bear the goodness that Billy radiates, Claggert becomes determined to destroy him, leading Billy to take harsh actions against his superior.

Britten’s gripping contemporary opera was first performed at the Royal Opera House on 1951. Setting sail for the first time in Rome this season, this hugely acclaimed new staging by renowned British director Deborah Warner (pictured) is a co-production with the Teatro Real of Madrid, the Opéra National de Paris and the Finnish National Opera. Conducted by American James Conlon, and featuring South African baritone Jacques Imbrailo as Billy, Britain's Toby Spence as Captain Vere and Canadian John Relyea as the villainous Claggart, this is a truly international collaboration and a thrilling experience. Captured live from Teatro Costanzi, Rome 5 June 2018.

Orchestra of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma; Conductor - James Conlon. Cast: Jacques Imbrailo (Billy), Toby Spence (Vere), John Relyea (Claggart), Zachary Altman (Mr. Flint), Johnathan Michie (Donald), Keith Jameson (A novice), Matthew O'Neill (Squeak). 150m approx inc interval.



CANCELLED:
Our apologies, but this screening has been cancelled due to contractual issues with the Cast and the Italian distributor.
Please contact the Box Office for a Full Refund or Credit.

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