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'Billy Budd' at Somerset House

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Time 08:15
Date 20/08/10

Naval drama, mutiny and tension galore! Seize a rare chance to enjoy a live screening of the raved about Glyndebourne opera 'Billy Budd' on the big screen at Somerset House.

For this new production, Michael Grandage, artistic director at the Donmar, makes his much anticipated operatic directorial debut. The cast includes young South African baritone Jaques Imbrailo as Billy, Canadian bass Phillip Ens as Claggart, and British tenor John Mark Ainsley as Captain Vere. All aboard!

“As good as opera can get” The Independent

“Enthralled beyond my wildest hopes” The Telegraph

“Such a moving experience” The Evening Standard

Courtyard opens 18.15, event starts 19.15, screening finishes 22.40

There is no fixed seating in the courtyard. You are welcome to bring rugs, blankets and cushions to sit on or buy them on the night at Somerset House.


COMPETITION: 1x Pair of tickets to attend 'Billy Budd' at Somerset House at 18.15 on Friday 20 August.

To claim your tickets, ... the answer is...&body=">send an email with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ box. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: Which novelist co-wrote the libretto of Billy Budd with Benjamin Britten?

A: 1> AA Milne 2> JK Rowling 3> EM Forster 4> AA Gill

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