26th November

Concert will begin at 16:45 hours GMT

Britten's 'Billy Budd' with Williams, Oke, Miles and Savidge from Leeds

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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:

Captain Vere: Alan Oke.
Billy Budd: Roderick Williams.
John Claggart: Alastair Miles.
Mr Redburn: Peter Savidge.
Mr Flint: Adrian Clarke.
Lieutenant Ratcliffe: Callum Thorpe.
Red Whiskers: Daniel Norman.
Donald: Eddie Wade.
Dansker: Stephen Richardson.
Novice: Oliver Johnston.
Novice's Friend: Gavan Ring.
Squeak: David Llewellyn.
Bosun: Jeremy Peaker.
First Mate: Paul Gibson.
Second Mate: Nicholas Butterfield.
Maintop: Aled Hall.
Arthur Jones: Tim Ochala-Greenough.
Children: Cormac Keating, James Slingsby, Jakub Packo, Daniel Simpson, Lucas Walker.

Opera North Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: Garry Walker.

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