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Give me the money. Good night, my friends. The crew of the Indomitable works on deck. Fall in at once! I’ll do my best.

Look at the main deck! But he held firm And came at once and handed them to me. Let me be your coxswain! Squeak goes, leaving Claggart alone Yes, be off! Captain Edward Vere of the HMS Indomitable reflects on the struggles between good and evil, his conscience wrapped around one particular situation that occurred years ago, when he met a young man named Billy Budd. Mini-feature of the Glyndebourne production of Billy Budd 6: Matthew Best bass-baritone – Mr Flint.


Solo baritone – Mr Redburn Alan Opie. Confusion, so much is confusion! Beauty, handsomeness, goodness coming to trial.

Billy Budd

Make away for Marines! VERE I speak to all.

They warn Claggart to keep an eye on him, but he, aware that Budd is no danger, reflects that he knows librettl of men’s weaknesses than they do. Still, you’re right in a manner of speaking. Claggart ist daraufhin entschlossen, Billy zu vernichten.

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We’ll take no quarter. He gives me the smile and easy order when we meet. It’s lost us the Frenchie.

Billy Budd Libretto

Oh, Dansker, keep me company, stay here a bit! The mist creeps in to blind us. The Frenchie’s making fast! VERE Speak, man, speak. So may it be! Stand by to your guns! If love still lives and grows strong where I cannot enter, what hope is there in my own dark world for me? I will mutilate and silence the body where you dwell.


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In a rage, Billy begins to stammer. VERE Make sail, all sail!

I’ve got something to say. Back, back to waiting. Having seen you, what choice remains to me? Captain Vere’s cabin Scene 2: Life’s not all play upon a man-of-war’!

Claggart goes out along the deck. I’ll see the fellow at once. It is I whom the devil awaits.

There’s no end to it, and may God forgive me. Their notions don’t suit us, not their ideas. The Blly escaped us. Berth-deck Act 3 Scene 1: