Score by Benjamin Britten published by Boosey and Hawkes in Browse through all arias, ensembles and roles from the opera Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten. With links to the scenes with movies and more information. Benjamin Britten’s Billy Budd based on Herman Melville’s story, is one of the 20th Century’s most tragic operas and the only opera with an all-male cast.

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Helpmann Award for Best Opera. All opera sheetmusic Soprano sheetmusic Mezzo Soprano sheetmusic Tenor sheetmusic Baritone sheetmusic Bass sheetmusic. The opera premiered at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow on November 25, Captain Vere’s cabin Scene 2: Baritone Arthur Jones an impressed man: Having admired Britten’s music since attending a performance of The Ascent of F6 inhe first met the composer in October biilly he heard Peter Pears accompanied by Britten perform the Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo at the National Gallery.

Bay of the upper gun-deck Scene 2: The officers warn that Billy may cause trouble, but Vere bully their fears and expresses his love for the men under his command. Timpani 6 percussion xylophone, glockenspiel, triangle, woodblock, tambourine, side drum, tenor drum, bass drum, whip, cymbal, suspended cymbal, small gong. His stammer, however, frustrates his attempts to speak, and he knocks Claggart down with a single blow that strikes him dead.


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Bil,y of these sailors, Billy Budd, seems overjoyed with his situation — entirely different from the other two who are not so happy. The composer in Boys voices Cabin boy: We hope you loved your time with us discovering Britten’… https: This was the end of Act 3 in the four-act version.

In the two-act version, Dansker simply tells the others Vere’s nickname, “Starry Vere,” and this scoore enough for the impulsive Billy to swear his loyalty to the unseen captain. Billy says a jaunty farewell to the Rights o’ Manhis former ship, innocent of what his words imply.

Main deck and quarter-deck Scene 2: This page was last edited on 11 Decemberat Billy Budd by Herman Melville.

In fact, Forster agreed to this project, and worked with Eric Crozier, a Britten collaborator, to write the opera’s libretto. Billy BuddOp. It has svore part of the repertory of the New York Metropolitan Opera. Three new sailors, press-ganged from a passing merchant ship, are brought on board. Billy Budd All-male opera, set at sea.

Benjamin Britten – Billy Budd (revised 2-Act version)

Captain Vere’s cabin Act 4 Scene 1: Baritone Mr Flint Sailing Master: Retrieved 26 April Twitter Thank you to everyone who visited The Red House this year. Captain Edward Fairfax Vere, an old man, reflects on his life and his time in the navy.

However, when alone, Claggart reveals his hatred for Billy and vows to destroy him. Below decks the sailors scoee, but old Dansker remains gloomy.


Claggart then has the Novice — cowed into submission acore an earlier beating — try to bribe Billy into supporting mutiny, but to no avail. When Britten conducted the opera’s premiere, in its original form of four acts, it received 17 curtain calls. The officers take his words as a deliberate provocation and order the men below decks.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In his cabin, Captain Vere muses over classical literature. It billly originally in four acts with three intervals.

Billy Budd, op. 50 – study score

Buy, hire or view score. Tenor Donald a sailor: Billy is shocked at the cruelty of the punishment, but is certain that if he follows the rules he will be in no danger.

At the court martial Vere fails to speak up for Billy, who is then condemned. It is based on the short novel Billy Budd by Herman Melville. Opera by Benjamin Britten.

Rent or view score with reduced orchestration. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Baritone Dansker an old seaman: Piano Concertorev.