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Britten: Billy Budd, opera / John Mark Ainsley; Michael Wallace; Matthew Rose; Iain Paterson. Mark Elder

Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : Billy Budd, Op. 50
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This live recording of Billy Budd comes from the 2010 Glyndebourne Festival. Jacques Imbrailo as Billy Budd is simplicity at its best, with a warmth of tone and excellent diction. Iain Paterson as Redburn the First Lieutenant, leads the officers powerfully, his trio with Lieutenant Ratcliffe (Darren Jeffery) and Flint (Matthew Rose) is as good as any moment in opera can get.

American Record Guide, March/April 2014
Benjamin Britten's cello music is presented effectively here, the Cello Symphony from a concert performance. The orchestra and cellist are beautifully balanced, and one follows the events in the music with ease and involvement. The orchestra performs with perfection, and cellist and conductor communicate with feeling.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes, England (05/2010/06/2010).


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Works Details

>Britten, Benjamin : Billy Budd, Op. 50
  • Performer: John Ainsley (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Mark Elder
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1951