Britten’s Billy Budd

LA Opera | October 9, 2021, 12:00 pm

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LA Opera's production of Billy Budd (Photo: Robert Milard)

Based on the novella by Herman Melville, the Benjamin Britten’s maritime masterpiece follows an innocent naval recruit who joins the crew of the H.M.S. Indomitable, helmed by a noble captain. But one commanding officer’s dark desires cause a tragic turn of events for the beloved young sailor…and himself.

James Conlon conducts a stellar castled by Liam Bonner, Richard Croft and Greer Grimsleyin a production directed by Francesca Zambello.