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Opera Archive

The Archive holds a wealth of material about the people, productions and origins of our world-renowned opera house. Come and see curated exhibitions and find out what’s new in the Glyndebourne Archive.

Billy Budd, 25 August 2013

The Opera

Composer: Benjamin Britten

Librettist: E M Forster & Eric Crozier

Conductor: Andrew Davis

Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra


Captain Vere: Mark Padmore

First Mate: Michael Wallace

Second Mate: Benjamin Cahn

Mr Flint: David Soar

Bosun: Richard Mosley-Evans

Donald: John Moore

Maintop: Dean Power

Novice: Peter Gijsbertsen

Squeak: Colin Judson

Mr Redburn: Stephen Gadd

Lieutenant Ratcliffe: Darren Jeffery

Claggart: Brindley Sherratt

Red Whiskers: Alasdair Elliott

Arthur Jones: Brendan Collins

Billy Budd: Jacques Imbrailo

Novice's Friend: Duncan Rock

Dansker: Jeremy White

Cabin Boy: Charlie Gill

Midshipman: Sebastian Davies

Midshipman: Tom Foreman

Midshipman: William Gardner

Midshipman: Quentin-Zach Martins

Midshipman: Will Roberts

Production Team

Original Director: Michael Grandage

Revival Director: Ian Rutherford

Assistant Director: Donna Stirrup

Set Designer: Christopher Oram

Costume Designer: Christopher Oram

Lighting Designer: Paule Constable

Movement Director: Tom Roden

Chorus Master: Jeremy Bines