LA Opera's centennial celebration of English composer Benjamin Britten culminates over the next couple weeks with a gripping production of what is arguably his best opera, "Billy Budd." Adapted from Herman Melville's novella of the same name by ... FULL ARTICLE AT LAist
Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and poet, whose work is often classified as part of the genre of dark romanticism. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick and novella Billy Budd, the latter of which was published posthumously.
His first three books gained much attention, the first becoming a bestseller, but after a... Full
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