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Music, from 27 Oct 2016

Billy Budd

Billy Budd


Billy Budd explores many of Benjamin Britten's recurrent themes with penetrating psychological insight: innocence corrupted, good destroyed by evil, and the outsider. It tells the tale of Billy, a young sailor who radiates beauty and goodness, provoking the envy of the ship's Master at Arms, John Claggart. The one man who has it in his power to save Billy is the HMS Indomitable's captain, Vere... For many, the power of Britten's large-scale orchestral writing, the all-male forces, and the intensity with which he responds to the work's subject matter make this his greatest operatic achievement. This is the first time Opera North has staged Billy Budd in more than 20 years. Orpha Phelan directs a cast of leading Britten interpreters including Roderick Williams in the title role, Alan Oke as Vere and Alastair Miles as Claggart, the Master at Arms who helps seal Billy's fate.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled accessFacilities for groupsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Accepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 27 Oct 2016 19:00 to 00:00
Sat 29 Oct 2016 19:00 to 00:00
18 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 27 Oct Billy Budd
Fri 28 Oct Der Rosenkavalier
Sat 29 Oct Billy Budd
Sun 30 Oct Sixties Gold
Mon 31 Oct - Sat 5 Nov The Rocky Horror Show
Mon 7 - Sat 12 Nov Million Dollar Quartet



    46 New Briggate,
    LS1 6NZ



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    Map reference: SE 303338  Lat: 53.79985 Long: -1.54122

    By Road:
    Follow the Leeds loop and come off at junction 8.

    By Public Transport:
    From the railway station, walk up Park Row from City Square to The Headrow. Turn right along The Headrow. Pass The Light complex, Dortmund Square and Primark. Turn left along New Briggate for 50yds. Theatre is on the right.

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Leeds station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality