In Review: Billy Budd

Opera News

BILLY BUDD, the second offering of San Francisco Opera’s 2019-20 season, exceeded all expectations (seen Sept. 7). Intensely theatrical, brilliantly musical and insightfully staged, Benjamin Britten’s seafaring drama returned to the War Memorial Opera House in an unforgettable performance. […] Philip Horst (Redburn), Wayne Tigges (Flint), and Christian Pursell (Ratcliffe) were well-matched as the officers serving under Vere.