This website is an index of Deborah Warner’s productions and installations since 1980, assembled on a chronological basis.  It is a work in progress and will be added to periodically. 
Photographs © Javier del Real / Teatro Real 
Photographs © Yasuko Kageyama (Rome)
Trailer - belairclassiques.com

Billy Budd, 2017 / 2018

Benjamin Britten
Libretto by E M Forster and Eric Crozier
2017 Teatro Real, Madrid
2018 Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

A Teatro Real Madrid production, co-produced with Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and the Royal Opera House London

Performances: Madrid 31 January - 28 February 2017; Rome 8, 10, 12, 13, 15 May, 2018

Creative Team

Conductor - Ivor Bolton (2017); James Conlon (2018)

Director - Deborah Warner

Set Design - Michael Levine

Costume designer - Chloé Obolensky

Lighting - Jean Kalman

Choreographer - Kim Brandstrup

 

Madrid Cast 

Billy Budd - Jacques Imbrailo 

Edward Fairfax Vere - Toby Spence 

John Claggart - Brindley Sherratt

Mr. Redburn - Thomas Oliemans 

Mr. Flint - David Soar 

Lieutenant Ratcliffe - Torben Jürgens 

Red Whiskers - Christopher Gillet 

Donald - Duncan Rock

Dansker - Clive Bayley 

A Novice - Sam Furness

Squeak - Francisco Vas

Bosun - Manel Esteve ​

First mate - Gerardo Bullón

Second Mate - Tomeu Bibiloni

The Novice's Friend - Borja Quiza

Maintop - Jordi Casanova

Arthur Jones - Isaac Galán

Principal Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real
Pequeños Cantores de la Comunidad de Madrid

Rome Cast

Billy Budd - Phillip Addis / (Jacques Imbrailo)

Edward Fairfax Vere - Toby Spence 

John Claggart - John Relyea 

Mr Redburn - Thomas Oliemans

Mr. Flint - Zachary Altman 

Lt. Ratcliffe - David Shipley

Red Whiskers - Christopher Lemmings / + others

Donald - Jonathan Michie

Dansker - Stephen Richardson

The Novice - Keith Jameson

The Novice's Friend - Johnny Hereford

Squeak - Matthew O'Neill

Bosun - Francesco Salvadori

First Mate - Timofei Baranov

Second Mate - Andrii Ganchuk

Maintop - Domingo Pellicola

Arthur Jones - Antonio Pannunzio

A Sailor - Lorenzo Grante

Voice - Gabriele D'Orazio

Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

 

2018 International Opera Awards - Best New Production

"The Billy Budd of the next decade", Bachtrack