Benjamin Britten Billy Budd (Cambridge Opera Handbooks)
Last updated: 17.12.19
Printed: 1993 Author: Mervyn Cooke, Philip Reed
Publisher: Cambridge University Press ISBN: 0521387507
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Paperback - 180 pages (July 1993), usually ships within 2-3 days.
Editorial Review
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.