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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, 29 May 2010

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Benjamin Britten

Librettist: E M Forster & Eric Crozier

Conductor: Mark Elder

Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra


Captain Vere: John Mark Ainsley

First Mate: Michael Wallace

Second Mate: John-Owen Miley-Read

Mr Flint: Matthew Rose

Bosun: Richard Mosley-Evans

Donald: John Moore

Maintop: Peter Gijsbertsen

Novice: Ben Johnson

Squeak: Colin Judson

Mr Redburn: Iain Paterson

Lieutenant Ratcliffe: Darren Jeffery

Claggart: Phillip Ens

Red Whiskers: Alasdair Elliott

Arthur Jones: Toby Girling

Billy Budd: Jacques Imbrailo

Novice's Friend: Duncan Rock

Dansker: Jeremy White

Cabin Boy: Sam Honywood

Midshipman: Freddie Benedict

Midshipman: Alastair Dixon

Midshipman: Adam Lord

Midshipman: Pascal Tohouri

Midshipman: Joseph Wakeling

Sailor: Alexander Robin Baker

Production Team

Original Director: Michael Grandage

Set Designer: Christopher Oram

Costume Designer: Christopher Oram

Lighting Designer: Paule Constable

Movement Director: Tom Roden