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Simon Keenlyside in Billy Budd

 

 

Britten: Billy Budd, DVD, amazon.co.uk

Britten: Billy Budd -- Keenlyside , Langridge, John Tomlinson, LSO, Hickox; DVD; amazon.com

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About performances of Billy Budd at English National Opera in December 2005:

"Keenlyside's flexible and always musically inventive singing was of the highest quality, but very much part and parcel of a physical portrayal that was absolutely convincing in its easy grace and youthful athleticism. Without the role in his diary for the next few seasons, Keenlyside has suggested that this will probably be his last assumption of Budd. It's a role that has regularly brought out the best in performers, and his superb portrait will linger in the memory as a comprehensively excellent achievement."--George Hall in Opera News of March 2006.

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Peter Grimes with Simon Keenlyside as Ned Keane