Magazine
Latest Issue

Prospect recommends: Billy Budd

By David Benedict  

Jacques Imbrailo as Billy Budd

 

Jacques Imbrailo as Billy Budd

Billy Budd dir Michael Grandage, Glyndebourne, 26th May-2nd June, Tel: 01273 813 813

After ten years of discussion, theatre director Michael Grandage is finally making his opera debut. Yet that decade of anticipation wilts beside the 59 years Glyndebourne audiences have waited for the house’s first-ever staging of Benjamin Britten’s Billy Budd. There were, literally, sound reasons for the delay. The opera’s orchestra was too big for the pit in the old building. Even now, decisions are still being made about where to place…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to letters@prospect-magazine.co.uk

More From Prospect