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Billy Budd Billy Budd

Composed by Benjamin Britten

Conducted by James Conlon

Audio Stream Available through May 26

Listen to our free audio stream of this Benjamin Britten masterpiece.

Prepare for an operatic adventure on the high seas. Our free audio-only stream of Benjamin Britten's Billy Budd sets sail until May 26, with moving music and stunning photos to guide your listening journey.

Based on the novella by Herman Melville, the maritime masterpiece follows an innocent naval recruit who joins the crew of the H.M.S. Indomitable, helmed by a noble captain. But one commanding officer's dark desires cause a tragic turn of events for the beloved young sailor...and himself.

James Conlon conducts a stellar castled by Liam Bonner, Richard Croft and Greer Grimsleyin a 2014 production directed by Francesca Zambello. Watch now and take a look at the link below the player to see all the talented artists who brought this production to life.

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THE 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 

THE 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 

All production photography by Robert Millard.

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