Thursday, 10 March 2011

Billy Budd, Amsterdam

Jacques Imbrailo and John Mark Ainsley together again in Britten Billy Budd, this time in Amsterdam. Obviously, can't tell production from a few shots, but it looks interesting. More emphasis on the "inner" story as told through the music, than the "outer" story? Britten was interested in Captain Vere's moral dilemma, and the image of goodness and freedom Billy represents. Much more to this opera than shipboard romance.

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