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Billy Budd

Opera: Work details

Composer: Benjamin Britten
Music title: Billy Budd, Op. 50
Librettist: E M Forster
Librettist: Eric Crozier
Work definition: Opera in four acts
After: After the novel 'Billy Budd' by Herman Melville
Language: English
World premiere: 1 December 1951, Covent Garden Opera Company, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
ROH premiere: 1 December 1951, Covent Garden Opera Company
ROH company premiere: 1 December 1951, Covent Garden Opera Company, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Related work: Billy Budd (two act)
Productions
Billy Budd (1951) Covent Garden Opera Company (12 performances online)
Billy Budd (1995) The Royal Opera (7 performances online)

Performances not linked to a production
21 July 2007 Evening 7.30pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London