About the production
ENO continues to refresh its Britten repertoire with this new production by the team behind ENO’s award-winning Peter Grimes.
A metaphysical battle between good and evil fought out aboard a British man-o'-war, Britten’s richly orchestrated all-male opera was originally commissioned for the 1951 Festival of Britain and is considered to be one of the composer’s finest works.
Starring Benedict Nelson (a ‘standout’ Demetrius in 2011’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream) as Billy, Matthew Rose as Claggart, the malevolent master-at-arms, and Kim Begley as Vere, the morally conflicted captain, this new staging reunites the award-winning director-conductor partnership of David Alden and Edward Gardner from 2009’s Peter Grimes.
June 18, 23, 27, & July 3, 5 at 7pm | June 30 at 6pm | July 8 at 3pm
7 performances. Running time: 2hrs 55mins
You are now able to order house champagne with your tickets. Simply pick the Tickets with Interval Champagne option on the booking page and your champagne will be waiting for you in the in the bar nearest your seat.
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