Glyndebourne has a proud association with the operas of Benjamin
Britten, however until 2010 had never staged Billy Budd. The all-male
opera with a libretto co-written by EM Forster, is based on the battle
between pure good and blind evil, and is set on a British man-'o-war ship.
Michael Grandage, Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse, chose
this work to make his long-awaited operatic debut. Sir Mark Elder
returned to conduct the production, marking the 100th opera production
in his illustrious career.
John Mark Ainsley
Sir Mark Elder
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Studio: Opus Arte
Filmed: 2010 - Released: 2011