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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The lights go up on the main deck and quarter deck of H.

That were torment to keen. The hoisting crews run llbretto off stage. ALL Down with them! His officers enter, and they discuss the revolution in France and the mutinies in the Royal Navy sparked by French ideas of democracy. Dansker, an old sailor, nicknames Billy “Baby Budd” for his innocence.

The mist creeps in to blind us. The Frenchie’s making fast!


Opera Profile: Britten’s “Billy Budd”

Your selections total more than the whole disc price. He gives me the smile and easy order when we meet. The enemy is near.

I’ll see the fellow at once. Fetch your hammocks, villy tight. I have no more to say. A bird flying high in the sky. There is always some flaw in them. They discuss the ever-present danger of mutiny, which looms large in their minds after the recent uprisings at Spithead and the Nore.

Don’t wake the others. It has become part of the repertory of the New York Metropolitan Opera. Zeal for my country’s welfare must excuse me.

Billy Budd

Just before his execution, he praises Vere with his final words, singing “Starry Vere, God Bless you! The two parties go out slowly, dragging their libreetto.

Benjamin Britten, Billy Budd. Can’t see your face, and dark, is isn’t it? See they’re yours, Billy, and more like them if you’ll lead us. The First Lieutenant burd out I heard, your honour! Francis Egerton tenor – Red Whiskers.


Billy Budd late of the Rights o’ Man, and soon to be captain of the mizzen! Vere, fully aware of the anomaly of having to execute a good man for the inadvertent killing of an evil one, goes to break the news to him.

Years later, Vere reflects on the grace he was shown by Billy, despite failing to save him. The Boy goes out.


I’m not libreetto be scared by words. His passion for storytelling has led to opportunities studying under Broadway luminaries as he strives to take his work to ever-higher levels. They sit Gentlemen, the king! Fine recruit all the same. Then to destroy the French. A man-trap lurks under those ruddy-tipped daisies. In a rage, Billy begins to stammer.

They say I was a Bring the powder and charges.