When to see it
These events are part of the Spring 2019 season.
Benjamin Britten’s Billy Budd is a profound and moving masterpiece of 20th-century opera, a revelatory journey from corruption to redemption. Herman Melville’s novel inspired Britten to music of extraordinary power to dramatize claustrophobic naval life and a battle between written law and the humanity of true justice. Join director Deborah Warner to find out all you need to know about this all-male opera, given its world premiere at Covent Garden in 1951.
Please note, this event will be filmed.