I'm sure you've noticed the many opera synopses I've posted these last few months. I'm hoping they will inspire you to venture out into the operatic world and take delight in the music and theatrics that have been captivating audiences for many many years. Even the operas that are centuries old are just as entertaining today as they were when they were created. Today's opera, Billy Budd, though relatively young, composed by the famous British composer Benjamin Britten and based on the original novel by Herman Melville, tells the story of a good young man and the accidental death of a jaded and bitter evil man. To learn how this tale ends, read the synopsis of Billy Budd.
Britten's Billy Budd Opera Synopsis originally appeared on About.com Classical Music on Sunday, March 18th, 2012 at 23:33:16.
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