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Billy Budd (two act)

Opera: Work details

Composer: Benjamin Britten
Music title: Billy Budd, Op. 50 (rev. in two acts, 1960)
Librettist: E M Forster
Librettist: Eric Crozier
Work definition: Opera in two acts
After: After the novel 'Billy Budd' by Herman Melville
Language: English
Notes: In 1960, Benjamin Britten revised the opera and arranged it in two acts. This version was broadcast on the BBC, 13 November 1961, and had its first stage production at the Royal Opera House
World premiere: 9 January 1964, Covent Garden Opera Company, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
ROH premiere: 9 January 1964, Covent Garden Opera Company
ROH company premiere: 9 January 1964, Covent Garden Opera Company, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Related work: Billy Budd
Productions
Billy Budd (two act) (1964) Covent Garden Opera Company (12 performances online)