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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Opera Profile: Britten’s “Billy Budd”

The Novice accidentally falls foul of the Bosun, who orders Squeak, a corporal, to give him 20 lashes. Solo tenor – A Novice Mark Padmore. VERE Double grog for all. How can I save him?

Benjamin Britten – Billy Budd, op. 50 – libretto

At the same time a cutter approaches, returning from a merchant ship where it has pressed three sailors into the Royal Navy. The Captain’s cabin, a few minutes later Billy, having heard rumors that he is to be libreto, is all eagerness, begging to be allowed to be the Captain’s coxswain. The Articles of War are read, and show that Billy must be hanged. Got him at last. Working aloft with my mates. Mark Padmore tenor – A Novice.


Billy Budd Libretto

Simon Keenlyside baritone – Billy Budd. In his cabin, Captain Vere muses over classical literature. Here he is, lads! Captain Edward Fairfax Vere, an old man, reflects on his life and his time in billly navy.

I will mutilate and silence the body where you dwell. VERE Great danger, great danger. Grant us your guidance. List of compositions by Benjamin Britten Category: Then to destroy the French.

Vere, as an old man, remembers Billy’s burial at sea, reflecting that the man he failed to save has instead blessed and saved him. He is assigned to the foretop and accepts bjdd, bidding a cheerful farewell to his old ship, whose name, Rights o’ Man, arouses suspicion in the minds of the officers that he is a potential mutineer. The opera premiered at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow on November 25, I can’t stand any more.

Una barca ritorna da una spedizione di arruolamento forzato: Farewell, Rights o’ Man. Confusion without and within.


The Frenchie’s making fast! He goes towards the small stateroom and enters it. Not a bad word, beauty.

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. We’re through with waiting. With hate and envy I’m stronger than love. Red Whiskers is hustled away protesting. The two parties go out slowly, librettoo their holystones.