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Articles tagged with "Billy Budd"

The Shipping Cues: Why ships on stage make great drama

17 February 2015

Building a ship on stage might be a stage designer’s nightmare, but life on or by the sea has made ideal material for some of opera’s greatest stories.

Happy 100th birthday Benjamin Britten

22 November 2013

Music and life of one of the greatest composers of the 20th-century marked by live performances and broadcasts.

Benjamin Britten at the Royal Opera House: An uneasy partnership

28 June 2013

A look over this troubled relationship – and the glorious operas it produced.

Watch: Ian Bostridge on Britten's Canticles

8 June 2013

The British tenor on the challenges and rewards of five of Britten's rarely performed gems.

What are Britten's Canticles?

29 April 2013

A look at five works created in parallel to the composer's iconic post-war operas.