From Glyndebourne Festival Opera (2010), a gripping production of Benjamin Britten’s tale of naval life in the late 18th century, Billy Budd. Based on Herman Melville’s novella, the director Michael Grandage recreates the claustrophobic atmosphere aboard the HMS Indomitable that leads to the final battle between good and evil. With Jacques Imbrailo in the title role, John Mark Ainsley as Captain Vere, and Phillip Ens as Claggart. The legendary Mark Elder conducts the London Philharmonic through this dark beauty.
The opera runs 3½ hours including intermission. All adults welcome.
Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Edgartown Public Library
26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA 02539