Benjamin Britten’s Billy Budd: Libretto (An Opera in Two Acts) [Benjamin Britten, E.M. Forster, Eric Crozier, Herman Melville] on *FREE* shipping. Sheet Music – £ – Libretto to Billy Budd, an opera in two acts, for soli, choir, and orchestra. Libretto by E. M. Forster and Eric Crozier, adapted from the story. BENJAMIN BRITTEN’S sixth opera, ‘Billy Budd’, with libretto by. E. M. Forster and Eric Crozier, was presented for the first time at the Royal Opera House, Covent.

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Billy Budd Libretto

The Novice is slowly helped away by his companions. Billy Budd they loved him. Have I never studied men and man’s weaknesses?

The Indomitable attacks, but loses the enemy in the mist. Benjamin Britten, Billy Budd.

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Who was blessed me? Call for boarding volunteers! The crew of the Indomitable works on deck.

The composer in There is a knock at the door. It’s death or victory! You surely in my power tonight.

Here’s to our Navy! Whistles shrill nearer and the deck begins to fill with men.


Vudd a yard-arm for a false witness. I’ll find you a bed by and by. Hot from the oven! Claggart salutes and goes Oh, this cursed mist! Dansker, old friend, glad to see you! We’re through with waiting. Billy says a jaunty farewell to the Rights o’ Manhis former ship, innocent of what his words imply. Billy joins his mates. Ay, it comes and it goes Say farewell, we’ve a long way libreto go!


Opera Profile: Britten’s “Billy Budd”

Solo bass – Dansker Clive Bayley. The opera begins with a prologue. This page was last edited on 11 Decemberat ALL Orders to rejoin the fleet! As he recalls Billy’s blessing, he realises he has discovered genuine goodness and can be at peace with himself. ALL Down with them! VERE Great danger, great danger.