24 April 2019 at 11.05am | 14 Comments
— Emma Black (Lander) (@Emma_L_Black) April 23, 2019
OMG that was superb! The sheer gut-wrenching intensity of it all...the orchestra on top form.. and all those stunning male voices! #ROHBillyBudd
— Teresa Guerreiro (@TeresaGuerreir2) April 23, 2019
The #ROHbillybudd is stupendously good. Remarkable performances, beautiful singing, great staging, lithe, sweaty bodies. What more could one ask for from the Royal Opera?
— Tom Smithard (@Tom_Smithard) April 23, 2019
Feeling absolutely drained emotionally after the #ROHBillyBudd. What magnificent cast.
— Liisa Agren (@liisa_agren) April 23, 2019
#rohbillybudd Unbearably moving performance tonight. When Billy blessed Vere, my heart broke.
— Seamus (@DoodieMaria) April 23, 2019
#ROHBillyBudd is ALL the superlatives. Flipping astonishing all round. Heartbreaking stuff. What a privilege to get to watch the opening this eve ????
Well done you gorgeous team @RoyalOperaHouse @TheRoyalOpera
— Tamzin Aitken (@iamtamzina) April 23, 2019
WOW. What a cast. What a production. What a piece! Beg, borrow or steal a ticket to see #ROHBillyBudd (featuring the fantastic @samfurnesstenor) - I loved it! #Opera #BillyBudd #Britten #SamFurness #Tenor
— Jess Cowper (@JessicaLCowper) April 24, 2019
— Mark Baker (@1630revello) April 24, 2019
— Helen Beardsley #FBPE (@helenrbeardsley) April 24, 2019
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The production is staged with generous philanthropic support from Production Principal Mrs Aline Foriel-Destezet, Dr and Mrs Michael West, Hamish and Sophie Forsyth and the Billy Budd Production Syndicate.