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Britten: Billy Budd / Mackerras, Pears, Glossop [DVD]

Album Summary

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

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This recording was the first film of any Britten opera and is the only version to star Peter Pears, who originated the role of Captain Vere. The cast of distinguished British singers is under the baton of a young Charles Mackerras.

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Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: USA



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>Britten, Benjamin : Billy Budd, Op. 50
  • Performers: Robert Tear (Tenor); John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone); Peter Pears (Tenor); Benjamin Luxon (Bass); Michael Langdon (Bass); Peter Glossop (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 158 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1951/1960