Britten’s opera Billy Budd, about innocence and supressed sexuality, on a Czech stage for the first time
9. 1. 2018
The first new production to be staged by the National Theatre Opera in the new year is Benjamin Britten’s Billy Budd, which will be presented on 18 January 2018 in Czech premiere. The lead roles have been assigned to the American baritone Christopher Bolduc and the Israeli bass-baritone Gidon Saks, while Captain Vere will be portrayed by the Slovak tenor Štefan Margita. The State Opera Orchestra and Chorus will be conducted by Christopher Ward, and the stage direction has been undertaken by Daniel Špinar.