The Lambda Literary Foundation in partnership with Britten 100/LA: A Celebration Invites Members of LLF to Experience Billy Budd by Herman Melville in Print, Film and Opera




Billy Budd tells the story of the persecution and destruction of a pure-hearted sailor by a predatory master-in-arms. E.M. Forster described it as a tragedy of “sexual discharge gone evil.” 


Billy Budd

Read Billy Budd by Herman Melville and come discuss the novella at the February 25 Lambda Lit Book Club Meeting at the West Hollywood Public Library, 7:00-8:30 pm. Copies of the book are available to check out at the library. For more details click here.



Aero Theater

Come to the American Cinematheque screening of the 1962 film, Billy Budd, directed by Peter Ustinov and starring Terence Stamp on Friday, February 21st at 7:30 pm at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica. A special ticket price of $9 is being offered to LLF members.  Simply RSVP to (“Billy Budd Film” in subject line) to guarantee a seat at that price.



LA Opera Orchestra

James Conlon leads the LA Opera Orchestra and Chorus in Francesca Zambello’s production of Benjamin Britten’s Billy Budd. Leading the all-male cast, baritone Liam Bonner as Bill, with tenor Richard Croft as Captain Vere.

Britten100/LA is offering Lambda Literary Foundation two different promotional codes to our members. Get tickets before they sell out!


Frontiers Night (LGBT Night!) – Thursday, March 13, 2014 

10% discount with promo code 23794

Includes invitation to intermission reception and after-party hosted by Frontiers

Britten Partners Discount – all performances

20% discount with promo code 23484

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