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Billy Budd Synopsis and Character Descriptions




Billy Budd Characters
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Name Gender Vocal Part Age Range Role Type
Lieutenant Ratcliffe male baritone 25 – 45 lead
Mr. Flint (Sailing Master) male baritone 30 – 45 cameo
Bosun male baritone 25 – 40 cameo
First Mate male baritone 25 – 40 cameo
Maintop male baritone 25 – 35 cameo
Friend of the Novice male baritone 15 – 25 cameo
Arthur Jones male baritone 16 – 30 cameo
2nd Mate male baritone 21 – 32 cameo
Billy Budd male baritone 18 – 24 lead
John Claggart male bass 30 – 50 supporting
Mr. Redburn (1st lieutenant) male bass 30 – 50 cameo
Dansker male bass-baritone 45 – 70 supporting
Red Whiskers male tenor 18 – 35 cameo
Donald male tenor 18 – 40 cameo
Novice male tenor 16 – 20 supporting
Squeak male tenor 26 – 40 supporting
Edward Vere male tenor 50 – 70 lead


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