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Billy Budd : an opera

Author: Eric CrozierE M ForsterTim AlberyBarrie GavinThomas AllenAll authors
Publisher: [London] : RM Associates ; Chatsworth, Calif. : Distributed by Image Entertainment, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dramatizes the moral dilemma of Captain Vere when, in accordance with Admiralty regulations, he must demand the court martial to sentence to death by hanging the innocent seaman who was provoked to strike and kill the villainous master-at-arms.
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Genre/Form: Filmed operas
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Crozier; E M Forster; Tim Albery; Barrie Gavin; Thomas Allen; Philip Langridge; Richard Van Allan; David Atherton; Herman Melville; Benjamin Britten; English National Opera.; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; RM Arts (Firm); Reiner Moritz Associates.; Image Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 47358436
Language Note: Sung in English with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Ed. recorded: Boosey & Hawkes.
Credits: Videotape editors, Phil Southby, Andrew Barker ; designers, Tom Cairns, Anthony McDonald.
Performer(s): Thomas Allen, baritone ; Philip Langridge, tenor ; Richard Van Allan, bass ; English National Opera Chorus and Orchestra ; David Atherton, conductor.
Event notes: Filmed at the London Coliseum, c1988.
Description: 1 videodisc (157 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Dolby 2.0 stereo or 5.1 surround.
Other Titles: Benjamin Britten's Billy Budd
Responsibility: by Benjamin Britten ; libretto by E.M. Forster and Eric Crozier ; adapted from the story by Herman Melville ; directed for the stage by Tim Albery ; directed for television by Barrie Gavin ; [a BBC-TV/RM Arts co-production].

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Dramatizes the moral dilemma of Captain Vere when, in accordance with Admiralty regulations, he must demand the court martial to sentence to death by hanging the innocent seaman who was provoked to strike and kill the villainous master-at-arms.

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