Billy Budd

Benjamin Britten: Billy Budd Benjamin Britten: Billy Budd
Benjamin Britten
E.M. Forster and Eric Crozier based on the story by Hermann Melville

A seagoing yarn as a drama of the soul: sadism, treachery and frustration aboard the man-o'-war "Indomitable". A symbol for all (male) societies in which inadequate strength of character collides with verbal impotence. With psychoanalytic precision, stage director Peter Mussbach and the future General Music Director of the Bavarian State Opera, Kent Nagano, reveal the lower depths of the protagonists' souls. This work by Benjamin Britten is profoundly shattering: the sea and the soul are perilous, indomitable, "untamable" zones: anyone who tarries there risks being doomed.

In English with German surtitles

 
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