This aria from Benjamin Britten's Opera, 'Billy Budd', is Captain Vere's realisation that after everything he has done for Billy, Billy has been provoked to violence by Claggart, and he has killed Claggart. Billy is sentenced to death by the crew. Captain Vere is the man who must administer the punishment.
Pianist: Kate Stevens. Venue: Pepsico Recital Hall.
Channel Joshua Friend