Fri September 20 - Sun September 22, 2019

Billy Budd

BILLY BUDD
MUSIC BY BENJAMIN BRITTEN

A young sailor's innocence arouses devotion among his shipmates, but a commanding officer's suspicions threaten to throw law and order into chaos.

When young Billy is pressed into naval service aboard the H.M.S. Indomitable, the recruit’s youth and innocence arouse devotion from the crew, but a commanding officer’s suspicions and dark desire threaten to throw order into chaos. Britten's tempestuous masterpiece based on the novella by Herman Melville returns to San Francisco Opera for the first time in 15 years.

Production New to San Francisco Opera

Sung in English with English supertitles
BILLY BUDD MUSIC BY BENJAMIN BRITTEN A young sailor's innocence arouses devotion among his shipmates, but a commanding officer's suspicions threaten to throw law and order into chaos. When young Billy is pressed into naval service aboard the H.M.S. Indomitable, the recruit’s y...
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