Benjamin Britten Billy Budd (Cambridge Opera Handbooks)
Last updated: 17.12.19
Paperback - 180 pages (July 1993), usually ships within 2-3 days.
Based on a novella by Herman Melville, Billy Budd is one of Britten's most challenging operas. A complete synopsis is followed by an account of the opera's literary background, collaboration between librettists and composer, and the music's tonal symbolism.