Billy Budd sails home to Aldeburgh

Billy Budd sails home to Aldeburgh


norman lebrecht

January 10, 2017

Extraordinary but true: Britten’s other maritime opera has never been seen before at Snape Maltings.

Other highlights of the 2017 Aldeburgh festival:

A new production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Netia Jones

First ever Snape Maltings performance of Billy Budd

Featured composers in 2017 are Bill Fontana, Olga Neuwirth and Jörg Widmann

13 World premieres at the festival including a new work for soprano and ensemble by Oliver Knussen

Residencies from Belgian ensemble Vox Luminis & sitarist Nishat Khan

Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine set in a local house near Snape Maltings

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla making her debut at the Festival

50th anniversary of Snape Maltings Concert Hall



  • MWnyc says:

    It sounds great. I just hope they have the Knussen score already in hand.