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Billy Budd

Opera North's Billy Budd for Edinburgh

Posted 26 Apr 2016

Opera North's forthcoming season includes a pleasant surprise for operagoers in Scotland - four performances in Edinburgh late this year. There will be two chances to see a new production of Benjamin Britten's Billy Budd, and two to see a pair of one acters by Puccini, Il tabarro and Suor Angelica.

Orpha Phelan directs Billy Budd – an opera which was last seen on the Opera North stage over two decades ago. This new production brings together some of the country's leading Britten interpreters including Roderick Williams and Alan Oke. Scottish conductor Garry Walker makes his Opera North debut. The opera has not been seen in Scotland since Scottish Opera's last performances in 1992.

The new production of Puccini’s Suor Angelica is directed by Michael Barker-Caven. It will be staged in a diptych with Il tabarro, originally seen as part of Opera North’s award-winning ‘Eight Little Greats’ season of one-act operas in 2004,  French soprano Anne Sophie Duprels takes the title role of Suor Angelica, while the cast of Il tabarro is headed by Ivan Inverardi as Michele, Giselle Allen as Giorgetta and David Butt Philip as Luigi.

To book tickets (from Monday 2 May) click through here for Billy Budd, for Tabarro here and Suor Angelica here.



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