Cookie Control

This site uses cookies to store information on your computer.
I am happy to proceed

Britten: Billy Budd (Benjamin Britten/ Philip Langridge/ Thomas Allen) (Arthaus Dvd: 100278)

Buy + Add To Wish List + £24.99 - Few in stock

Shipping time: In stock | Expected delivery 1-2 days | Free UK Delivery
A cast of luminaries supported by the English National Opera gives a profound and masterful reading of Britten's gripping opera of sadism and injustice aboard a British man-o'-war this month. Following the widely acclaimed Peter Grimes, released on Arthaus in May 2003, this production reunites Tim Albery's direction with the phenomenal talent of Philip Langridge, often acclaimed as a natural successor to Peter Pears.

The libretto, by E.M. Forster and Eric Crozier, is based on the literary masterpiece by Herman Melville and tells the tale of a young seaman, Billy Budd, who is persecuted malevolently by his master-at-arms, Claggart. Accused of mutiny, the stammering Budd accidentally strikes Claggart dead and the tormented Captain Vere has no alternative but to hang him. The opera explores many universal themes - the individual at odds with society, the corruption of innocence, the continual conflict of good and evil - which no doubt lay close to the heart of Britten's own pacifism and are themes common to much of his dramatic music.

\A welcome release on DVD of Tim Albery's dramatic English National Opera production with Philip Langridge giving a blistering performance in the title role... David Atherton's conducting is exemplary, Barry Gavin's camera direction is faultless. A performance to watch again and again." Opera Now on Peter Grimes: 100 382

"Tim Albery's Peter Grimes for ENO is one of the most dramatically truthful productions of the opera to have reached the stage" BBC Music Magazine on 100 382

"With its new production by ENO at the Coliseum, Billy Budd makes a colossal impact" Daily Express "
Item number 100278
Barcode 4006680102788
Release date 01/04/2004
Category Opera | DVDs
Label Arthaus Musik | Classical DVDs
Media type DVD
Number of units 1
Artists Langridge, Philip
Britten, Benjamin
Thomas Allen
Composers Britten, Benjamin
Write your own review
You must log in to be able to write a review
If you like Britten: Billy Budd (Benjamin Britten/ Philip Langridge/ Thomas Allen) (Arthaus Dvd: 100278), please tell your friends! You can easily share this page directly on Facebook, Twitter and via e-mail below.

You may also like.....

OPERA HIGHLIGHTS, Vol. 2 (NTSC) (Arthaus Dvd: 102049)
BRITTEN: Let's Make an Opera (Feature Film, 1996) (NTSC) (City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus/ City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus/ Coull Quartet/ Felicity Palmer/ Huw Ceredig/ John Graham Hall/ Kate Flowers/ Nettle and Markham Piano Duo/ Simon Halsey
BRITTEN: Gloriana (ENO, 1984) (NTSC) (Alan Opie/ Anthony Rolfe-Johnson/ Elizabeth Vaughan/ English National Opera Chorus/ English National Opera Orchestra/ Jean Rigby/ Lynda Russell/ Malcolm Donnelly/ Mark Elder/ Neil Howlett/ Richard van Allan/ Sarah Wal
MOZART: Cosi fan tutte (NTSC) (Anson Austin/ Daniele Perriers/ Frantz Petri/ Glyndebourne Chorus/ Helena Doese/ John Pritchard/ London Philharmonic Orchestra/ Sylvia Lindenstrand/ Thomas Allen) (Arthaus Dvd: 101081)
Britten: Owen Wingrave (film) (Anne Dawson/ Benjamin Britten/ Gerald Finley) (Arthaus Dvd: 100372) 100372 22/12/2003 £24.99
Few in stock Buy +
Peter Grimes [DVD] [NTSC] (Philip Langridge) (Alan Opie/ Alan Woodrow/ Andrew Greenan/ Anne Howard/ David Atherton/ English National Opera Chorus/ English National Opera Orchestra/ Janice Cairns/ Philip Langridge/ Robert Poulton/ Susan Orton) (Arthaus Dvd 100383 25/03/2003 £24.99
Few in stock Buy +
BRITTEN: Turn of the Screw (The) (Schwetzinger Festspiele, 1990) (NTSC) (Helen Field/ Machiko Obata/ Menai Davies/ Phyllis Cannan/ Richard Greager/ Samuel Linay/ Steuart Bedford/ Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra) (Arthaus Dvd: 100199) 100199 21/02/2003 £24.99
Item is discontinued.
Janacek: Jenufa (Anja Silja/ Philip Langridge) (Arthaus Dvd: 100208) 100208 22/06/2001 £24.99
Out of stock
Mozart: Don Giovanni (Ferrucio Furlantetto/ Thomas Allen) (Arthaus Dvd: 100020) 100020 15/05/2000 £24.99
Out of stock
MOZART: Don Giovanni (NTSC) (Andrea Rost/ Carol Vaness/ Carolyn James/ Cologne City Opera Choir/ Cologne Gurzenich Orchestra/ Ferruccio Furlanetto/ James Conlon/ Kjell Magnus Sandve/ Matthias Holle/ Reinhard Dorn/ Thomas Allen) (Arthaus Dvd: 100021) 100021 15/05/2000 £24.99
Out of stock
Image Image Image
My account
My cart: 0 items