Britten: Billy Budd, Op. 50 (live)

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Label: ORFEO
Catalog: ORF-C230133
Format: COMPACT DISC

Runnicles, Donald; Johnson, David; Nuzzo, John; Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper; Steller, Mario; Dickie, John; Klausburg, Valentin; Vienna Hofburgkapelle Choir; Smits, Geert; Monarcha, Janusz; Daniel, Boaz; Halfvarson, Eric; Bankl, Wolfgang; Šramek, Alfred; Chor der Wiener Staatsoper; Pelz, Marcus; Chen, Yu; Bork, Robert; Skovhus, Bo; Ifrim, Cosmin; Shicoff, Neil; Jelosits, Peter

This is a re-issue of one of the bestsellers of ORFEO's catalogue. It contains the Austrian premiere of the Britten opera, in the rarely performed original version in four acts. The baritone Bo Skovhus, whose international career began in Vienna in the early 1990s, gave a perfect Billy Budd - for the last time in his career, as he considered himself too old for the role at 40.

Price: $72.98