opera in four acts
Act 1 (excerpt)
Duration: 00 mins 59 secs
Thomas Hampson / Anthony Rolfe Johnson / Hallé Choir / Hallé Orchestra / Kent Nagano
(p) & © 1998 Erato Records
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Chorus: Starry Vere! Here he is, lads!
Billy: O, God bless him!
Vere: Officers and men of the Indomitable, I greet you.
Chorus: Bless you, Starry Vere!
Vere: Officers and men, we are nearing France. We sail in hostile waters towards a hostile shore. We sail into action alone. We meet our dangers alone, and we'll meet 'em like true British seamen.
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