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Benjamin Britten: Billy Budd - Adam Green (vocals); Alasdair Elliott (vocals); Andrew Kennedy (vocals); Andrew Staples (vocals); Andrew Tortise (vocals);...
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  1. Billy Budd, opera, Op. 50
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Billy Budd is above all an ensemble piece, and the release by Virgin, with Daniel Harding conducting the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, admirably succeeds in conveying the intensity of life on the man-of-war. The complexity of the claustrophobic shipboard community is apparent in the strongly etched characterization each singer brings to his part, no matter how small. Still, the effectiveness of the opera ultimately depends on the believability of the principals, Captain Vere, Claggart, and Billy Budd. Ian Bostridge ...

Benjamin Britten: Billy Budd 2008, Virgin Classics

UPC: 5099951903923


Benjamin Britten: Billy Budd 2008, Virgin Classics

UPC: 825646384877