Photos © Yasuko Kagayama 

Billy Budd, 2018

Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

A co-production with Teatro Real Madrid and The Royal Opera House London

Benjamin Britten

Libretto by Edward Morgan Forster and Eric Crozier

Performances Dates: 8, 10, 12, 13, 15 May, 2018

Creative Team 

Conductor - James Conlon 

Set design - Michael Levine

Choreographer - Kim Brandstrup

Costume designer - Chloé Obolensky

Lighting - Jean Kalman



Billy Budd - Phillip Addis / Jacques Imbralio

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

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