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Young ROH Insights: Billy Budd

4 April 2019
Clore Studio

Join director Deborah Warner to find out all you need to know about her new production of Britten's all-male opera.

When to see it

Background

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.