Glyndebourne Festival - Billy Budd Reviews
19 April 2021
Jacques Imbrailo (Billy Budd)
Mark Padmore (Captain Vere), Jacques Imbrailo (Billy Budd), Brindley Sherratt (Claggart)
Brindley Sherratt (Captain Vere), Colin Judson (Squek)
General scene
Jacques Imbrailo (Billy Budd)

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Billy Budd

Glyndebourne Festival

No. of reviews: 13

Elemental terror in Sir Andrew’s Billy Budd
31 Aug 13 / Seen and Heard
Along with the very special Peter Grimes at Aldeburgh, this has to be one of the highlights of the Britten centenary
19 Aug 13 / Opera Britannia
A complete experience of opera at its best
14 Aug 13 / Express
No one who cares about opera should miss this exemplary and exciting revival
14 Aug 13 / Classical Source
Michael Grandage’s revived production makes a handsome offering for Britten’s centenary year
13 Aug 13 / Financial Times (via Google)
An outstanding, visceral Billy Budd at Glyndebourne
13 Aug 13 / Seen and Heard
A staging of outstanding perception and visual cohesion
13 Aug 13 / The Guardian
An unforgettable evening
12 Aug 13 / What's on Stage
This stunningly powerful production must surely be a high point of this year’s Britten centenary celebrations
12 Aug 13 / The Stage
Michael Grandage's stupendous production of Billy Budd is Glyndebourne at its matchless best
12 Aug 13 / Telegraph
Billy Budd in a triumphant Glyndebourne revival by Michael Grandage
12 Aug 13 / Independent
Jacques Imbrailo repeats his gold standard Billy
12 Aug 13 / Music OMH
A second chance to see Michael Grandage's thrilling debut opera production
11 Aug 13 / The Arts Desk
Jacques Imbralio
Billy Budd is a test for young opera singers.
'I don't want the life of a travelling opera singer'
Acclaimed tenor Mark Padmore is about to appear in his first major role in Britain. Rupert Christiansen finds out why it has taken so long.
Production details
Padmore, Imbrailo, Sherratt, Gadd, Soar, Jeffrey, Elliott, Moore, White, Gijsbertsen, Rock, Judson, Mosley-Evans, Wallace, Power, Collins, Cahn
(c) Davis (d) Grandage
Performance dates
10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 22, 25 August 2013
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