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From the Vault: Billy Budd Audio Stream

Posted on: April 16, 2021

Premiering Tuesday, April 27, at 5pm (PT).

Set sail on an audio-fueled journey into our 2014 production of Billy Budd, the maritime masterpiece by Benjamin Britten. Brace yourself for stormy seas and emotional swells as you endeavor through the story of the H.M.S. Indomitable and its crew. 

James Conlon conducts a stellar cast led by Liam Bonner, Richard Croft and Greer Grimsley. You can tune in below on Tuesday, April 27, at 5pm (PT), and take a look at cast and credits below to see all the talented artists who brought this production to life. All photography shown is by Robert Millard.




Billy Budd Cast

Billy Budd: Liam Bonner  
Captain Edward Fairfax Vere: Richard Croft  
John Claggart: Greer Grimsley 
Mr. Redburn: Anthony Michaels-Moore 
Mr. Flint: Daniel Sumegi  
Lieutenant Ratcliffe: Patrick Blackwell 
Red Whiskers: Greg Fedderly  
Arthur Jones: Museop Kim  
Donald: Jonathan Michie  
Dansker: James Creswell  
Bosun: Craig Colclough  
Novice: Keith Jameson  
First Mate: Paul LaRosa  
Second Mate: Daniel Armstrong  
Novice’s Friend: Valentin Anikin  
Maintop: Vladimir Dmitruk  
Squeak: Matthew O’Neill  
Cabin Boy:  Rory Hemmings 
Three Chorus Soloists: Omar Crook, James Martin Schaefer and Reid Bruton  
Gunner’s Mate:  Steve Pence  
Offstage Voice: Abdiel Gonzalez 
Hurt Sailor:  Todd Strange   
Sailor with Earring:  Gabriel Manro 

Billy Budd Creative Team

Conductor: James Conlon  
Production: Francesca Zambello  
Director: Julia Pevzner  
Set and Costume Designer: Alison Chitty  
Lighting Designer: Alan Burrett  
Chorus Master: Grant Gershon  
Artistic Director, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus: Anne Tomlinson  
Fight Director: Ed Douglas 

LA Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Los Angeles Children's Chorus