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October 9: Britten's Billy Budd

Robert Milard

Based on the novella by Herman Melville, the Benjamin Britten’s maritime masterpiece follows an innocent naval recruit who joins the crew of the H.M.S. Indomitable, helmed by a noble captain. But one commanding officer’s dark desires cause a tragic turn of events for the beloved young sailor…and himself.

James Conlon conducts a stellar cast—led by Liam Bonner, Richard Croft and Greer Grimsley—in a production directed by Francesca Zambello.