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Billy Budd : an opera

Author: E M ForsterEric CrozierBasil ColemanPeter PearsPeter GlossopAll authors
Publisher: London : Decca, 2008.
Series: Britten-Pears Collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of the clash between the young, innocent sailor, Billy Budd, and his corrupt superior, Claggart.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Television adaptations
Opera films
Film adaptations
Made-for-TV movies
Feature films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: E M Forster; Eric Crozier; Basil Coleman; Peter Pears; Peter Glossop; Michael Langdon; John Shirley-Quirk; Charles Mackerras; Benjamin Britten; Herman Melville; British Broadcasting Corporation.; Ambrosian Opera Chorus.; London Symphony Orchestra.; Decca Record Company.
OCLC Number: 233637038
Language Note: Sung in English, with optional English, French, German, and Spanish subtitles.
Notes: Program notes in English, French, and German (26 p.) inserted in container.
Credits: Producer, Cedric Messina ; director, Basil Coleman ; designer, Tony Abbott ; costumes, Sheila Glassford ; lighting, J.C. Richardson ; make-up, Elizabeth Blattner ; sound, Derek Miller-Timmins, Chick Anthony.
Performer(s): Peter Pears (Captain Vere) ; Peter Glossop (Billy Budd) ; Michael Langdon (John Claggart) ; John Shirley-Quirk (Mr. Redburn) ; with additional soloists ; Ambrosian Opera Chorus ; London Symphony Orchestra ; Charles Mackerras, conductor.
Event notes: Originally broadcast as a television program on BBC, Dec. 11, 1966.
Description: 1 videodisc (158 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 0; Dolby Digital mono. (enhanced); LPCM mono.; aspect ratio 4:3.
Series Title: Britten-Pears Collection.
Other Titles: Billy Budd (Television program : 1966).
Responsibility: by Benjamin Britten ; libretto by E.M. Forster and Eric Crozier ; from the story by Hermann Melville.

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The story of the clash between the young, innocent sailor, Billy Budd, and his corrupt superior, Claggart.

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