Benjamin Britten’s Billy Budd: Libretto (An Opera in Two Acts) [Benjamin Britten, E.M. Forster, Eric Crozier, Herman Melville] on *FREE* shipping. Sheet Music – £ – Libretto to Billy Budd, an opera in two acts, for soli, choir, and orchestra. Libretto by E. M. Forster and Eric Crozier, adapted from the story. BENJAMIN BRITTEN’S sixth opera, ‘Billy Budd’, with libretto by. E. M. Forster and Eric Crozier, was presented for the first time at the Royal Opera House, Covent.

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Life’s not all play upon a man-of-war’! He goes towards the door of Billy’s stateroom I am the messenger of death!

A boy stumbles against him. She’s a Frenchman, sure enough! Billy does not move. The Novice, barely able to stand after his punishment, is supported by his friend.

VERE I speak to all. I’m not to be scared by words. The Captain’s cabin, a few minutes later Billy, having heard rumors that he is to be promoted, is all eagerness, begging to be allowed to be the Captain’s coxswain.


Helpmann Award for Best Opera. He calls me that sweet pleasant fellow. Is it as he has said? Chandos Records is one of the world’s premier classical music record companies, best known for its ground breaking search for neglected musical gems.

About Chandos About Us Chandos Records is one of the world’s premier classical music record companies, best known for its ground breaking search for neglected musical gems. Forster in collaboration with Eric Crozier. The opera premiered at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow on November 25, Your selections total more than the whole disc price.

Still influenced by Billy Budd’s farewell to “the old Right o’ Man, ” the two officers consider him a potential danger, but Vere assures them that this was simply high spirits.

Opera Profile: Britten’s “Billy Budd”

Oh, what a ship! It suits me and Bkdd suited. Claggart begins to tell Vere about the danger that Billy represents, but is interrupted by the sighting of a French ship.

I knew, I knew I’d be called. Say farewell, we’ve a long way to go!

Billy Budd, op. 50 – libretto

Teach ’em to ‘play upon man-of-war’! The officers ask Vere for counsel, but he is unable to help them and reluctantly they sentence Billy to hang from the yard-arm at dawn. Billy Budd by Herman Melville. Archived from the original on 9 March ALL Down with them!


He shouts seawards Farewell to you, old comrades! You’ve no right to press me.

Billy Budd (opera) – Wikipedia

The Bosun’s whistle shrills off stage. Oh, I’m content, I’m content. VERE Justice must be done. Sing out your names!

If love still lives and grows strong where I cannot enter, what hope is there in my own dark world for me? Claggart enters slowly along the main-deck. Learning that the Captain’s name is nicknamed “Starry” Vere, and that he is admired by the men, Billy swears to serve him loyally. We don’t fear, Starry Vere. The enemy is hilly. The boy enters My compliment to Mr.

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