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Billy Budd

Billy Budd. Opera, orig. in 4 acts, by Britten, Op.50, to lib. by E. M. Forster and Eric Crozier from Melville's story of 1891. Comp. 1950–1, prod. CG, London, 1951, NY (TV) 1952. Rev. in 2 acts for BBC radio Nov. 1960. F. stage p. of this vers., CG 1964, Chicago 1970. 4-act vers. revived St Louis 1993 and CG 1995. Subject also of opera by Ghedini (Venice 1949).

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