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Title Billy Budd / Benjamin Britten.

Publication Info. Waldron, Heathfield, East Sussex : Opus Arte, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  DVD 782.1 BIL DISCS 1-2    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Media Room  DVD 782.1 BILLY DISC 1-2    Check Shelf
Description 2 videodiscs (approximately 200 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD-9; soundtracks in DTS 5.1 digital surround, LPCM stereo.; aspect ratio 16:9, anamorphic; all regions; NTSC.
Note Opera in two acts.
Libretto by E.M. Forster and Eric Crozier, adapted from Herman Melville's Billy Budd
Cast John Mark Ainsley, Jacques Imbrailo, Phillip Ens, Matthew Rose, Richard Mosley-Evans, John Moore ; supporting soloists ; The Glyndebourne Chorus ; London Philharmonic Orchestra ; Mark Elder, conductor.
Event Recorded in performance at the Glyndebourne Festival, June 8 & 11, 2010, Glyndebourne Opera House.
Credits Director, Michael Grandage ; designer, Christopher Oram ; lighting designer, Paule Constable ; movement director, Tom Roden ; TV director, Fran├žois Roussillon.
Note Special features: Cast gallery; Introducing Billy Budd; Designs on Billy Budd.
Summary The story of the clash between the young, innocent sailor, Billy Budd, and his corrupt superior, Claggart.
Audience Nor ated.
Language Sung in English with optional subtitles in French, German or Spanish.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Operas.
Sailors -- Drama.
Seafaring life -- Drama.
Added Author Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976.
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Billy Budd.
Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970. Librettist.
Crozier, Eric. Librettist.
Ainsley, John Mark. Performer.
Imbrailo, Jacques. Performer.
Ens, Phillip. Performer.
Rose, Matthew (Bass) Performer.
Mosley-Evans, Richard. Performer.
Moore, John, (John Michael), 1981- Performer.
Elder, Mark, 1947- Conductor.
Grandage, Michael.
Oram, Christopher.
Constable, Paule.
Roden, Tom.
Roussillon, Fran├žois.
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus. Performer.
London Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer.
Standard No. 809478010517
Music No. OA 1051 D Opus Arte
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