Opera di Roma

Billy Budd

In Cinemas 3, 4, 5 & 8 Aug 2018
James Conlon
Orchestra of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
Jacques Imbrailo (Billy), Toby Spence (Vere), John Relyea (Claggart), Zachary Altman (Mr. Flint), Johnathan Michie (Donald), Keith Jameson (A novice), Matthew O'Neill (Squeak)
Benjamin Britten
Deborah Warner
Set Design
Michael Levine
Approx 2h20 including interval
Sung in English
Captured live from Teatro Costanzi, Rome 5 June 2018
Official Event Listing

New Production! Based on the novel by Herman Melville, Benjamin Britten’s gripping contemporary opera was first performed at the Royal Opera House on 1951. Setting sail for the first time in Rome this season, this hugely acclaimed new staging by renowned British director Deborah Warner is a co-production with the Teatro Real of Madrid, the Opéra National de Paris and the Finnish National Opera.

Conducted by American James Conlon, and featuring South African baritone Jacques Imbrailo as Billy, Britain's Toby Spence as Captain Vere and Canadian John Relyea as the villainous Claggart, this is a truly international collaboration and a thrilling experience. 

NB: Online sales for Barracks (QLD), Electric (ACT), Norton Street (NSW) & Eastend (SA) not presently available for this production, however tickets are available in person at the box office. 
In addition to the venues listed above, this production will also screen at Prospect (SA) - please check back closer to screening dates.

Opera di Roma

Taking its current name at the advent of the republic, Rome’s beautiful opera house, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma was first inaugurated in 1880, as Teatro Costanzi. The company hosted the world premiere of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Puccini’s Tosca among others.

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