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Den Norske Opera & Ballett

Billy Budd – 'Billy in the Darbies' 

Extracts | Britten

Act II: Imprisoned in his cell while awaits his execution, Billy Budd (Jacques Imbrailo) reflects on his fate. The text for this poignant monologue comes from Herman Melville’s ballad ‘Billy in the Darbies’, which he wrote before working on his novella Billy Budd, Sailor.

Watch Billy Budd from 8 February 2019 on OperaVision here.