26th June

Concert will begin at 18:00 hours GMT

Britten's 'Billy Budd' with Bonner, Grimsley, Croft, Michaels-Moore and Sumegi from Los Angeles

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Britten's 'Billy Budd' is an opera to a libretto by the English novelist E. M. Forster and Eric Crozier, based on the short novel Billy Budd by Herman Melville. Captain Edward Fairfax Vere, an old man, reflects on his life and his time in the navy. He reflects on the conflict between good and evil, he is tormented by guilt over the case of Billy Budd on board his ship, HMS Indomitable, some years earlier. Performers:

Billy Budd: Liam Bonner.
Captain Edward Fairfax Vere: Richard Croft. 
John Claggart: Greer Grimsley.
Mr. Redburn: Anthony Michaels-Moore.
Mr. Flint: Daniel Sumegi. 
Lieutenant Ratcliffe: Patrick Blackwell.
Red Whiskers: Greg Fedderly. 
Arthur Jones: Museop Kim. 
Donald: Jonathan Michie. 
Dansker: James Creswell. 
Bosun: Craig Colclough. 
Novice: Keith Jameson. 
First Mate: Paul LaRosa. 
Second Mate: Daniel Armstrong. 
Novice’s Friend: Valentin Anikin. 
Maintop: Vladimir Dmitruk. 
Squeak: Matthew O’Neil.l  
Cabin Boy: Rory Hemmings.
Three Chorus Soloists: Omar Crook, James Martin Schaefer and Reid Bruton. 
Gunner’s Mate: Steve Pence. 
Offstage Voice: Abdiel Gonzalez.
Hurt Sailor: Todd Strange.  
Sailor with Earring: Gabriel Manro.

Los Angeles Opera Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: James Conlon.

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