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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I’m not like Squeak. Archived from the original on 2 March For show her heels she will to a certainty. The poor chap, the poor little runt!


As he is hanged, a murmur arises among the men, but they disperse when ordered. Say farewell, we’ve a long libtetto to go! His final words are a blessing to Captain Vere before he is finally hanged. But it’s war, we must be content. Fine recruit all the same.


May their virtues be ours, and their courage! Back to our waiting! Grant us your guidance. The Officers go out. Life’s not all play upon a man-of-war.

Sleep with your eyes open. Learning that the Captain’s name is nicknamed “Starry” Vere, and libreetto he is admired by the men, Billy swears to serve him loyally. Would that I had never seen you!

Billy Budd, op. 50 – libretto

Jemmy Legs is down on you. Solo bass – Dansker Clive Bayley. No, he likes me. That were torment to keen. The Novice flies in terror. We must be vigilant. Oh, the flagging and the misery!

As he recalls Billy’s blessing, he realises he has discovered genuine goodness and can be at peace with himself. Here’s to our Navy! Whistles shrill nearer and the deck begins to fill with men. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

We seem to have the devil’s own luck. I saw the disgrace and the sorrow. He is deep, deep. Who was blessed me? There’s a man on board who’s dangerous. I dare not cut it short. Why not buy the whole Album? However, when alone, Claggart reveals his hatred for Billy and vows to destroy him. Back in a moment. We must be on our guard. You’re playing with fire, Squeak, with fire VERE Out of range – and the wind dies. Vere resumes his reading. Alan Opie baritone – Mr Redburn.



Opera Profile: Britten’s “Billy Budd”

Send for the Master-at-Arms! Remember both of you the penalties of falsehood. Will you do it? He gives me the smile and easy order when we meet.

My heart’s broken, my life’s broken. VERE Make sail, all sail!

Years later, Vere reflects on the grace he was shown by Billy, despite failing to save him. Distant whistles are heard Sling hammocks and turn in. I served there, those days are clear in my mind.