Santa Fe Opera
Opera in two acts
Music by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Libretto by Edward Morgan Foster and Eric Crozier, after Billy Budd, by Herman Melville
Premiered at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, 1 December 1951 (first version) and 9 January 1964 (revised version).
Premiere at the Teatro Real
New production by the Teatro Real, in coproduction with the Opéra national de Paris
Principal Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real