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Billy Budd

Benjamin Britten’s gripping retelling of Herman Melville’s tale of the clash between good and evil is superbly brought to life by the magnificent conducting of Charles Mackerras and this remarkable cast. Thomas Hampson is the innocent Billy Budd, falsely accused of mutiny by the evil master-at-arm Claggart (James Morris). When Billy involuntarily strikes and kills him, Captain Vere (Graham Clark) orders Billy hanged, though he knows it was an accident. With Alan Held as Mr. Redburn.

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Performance Info

Performance Date
Apr 4, 1992
Composer
Benjamin Britten
Librettist
E.M. Forster and Eric Crozier
Run Time
2 HRS 32 MIN
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Cast & Creative
Conductor
Charles Mackerras
Captain Vere
Graham Clark
Billy Budd
Thomas Hampson
Claggart
James Morris
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