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EV 25/50

Billy Budd

2010
Dimensions in centimetres height60 × width40 cm / Dimensions in inches height23 ⅝ × width15 ¾″
EV of 50
Medium etchings,  chine colle
Series Glyndebourne
Subject matter sea,  opera,  boat
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There is a strong counterpoint between Mozart’s mellifluous music in Cosi, and the darker undercurrent of cruelty about relationships in the plot. To covey the trickery of both Gugliemo and Ferrando, I drew them in the shows as a conniving pair behind Fiordiligi and Dorabella - TH

Like in Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde, Billy Budd, Britten’s haunting opera that takes place at sea, has a lot of repeating motifs within the music, based around the operation of the ship. I have also tried to get the soporific effect of the sea shanties across by using typography on the waves for the ship to ride over - TH