Sheet Music – £ – Libretto to Gloriana, an opera in three acts, by William Op. 53 – Film Version (Opera North) NTSC (Opus Arte DVD) – Britten, Benjamin. which passed between Benjamin Britten and William Plomer during and. , when they were working on the libretto and score of Gloriana. During the. Britten’s score contains some inspired moments: the Queen’s noble The Cast GLORIANA, opera in three acts by Benjamin Britten; libretto by.

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Gloriana, op. 53 – libretto

The Queen’s apartment, Nonsuch Palace. Elizabeth sends him away and prays for strength to rule her people well.

Soprano Robert Devereux Earl of Essex: Penelope Lady Rich sister to Essex. Essex has been sent to the Tower of London.

Gloriana Libretto

The rape of Lucretia: War Requiem film. Don’t have an account? Another eleven years were to pass before a recording appeared, that of under Mark Elder by the English National Opera. The Royal Opera House in Librett presented a performance in June-July to celebrate both the 60th anniversary of the opera, and the centenary of Britten’s birth.

Gloriana – Britten-Pears Foundation

She appoints Essex Lord Deputy of Ireland. Email alerts New issue alert. Can I borrow this item?

Retrieved from ” https: Charles Blount, Lord Mountjoy. The Palace of Whitehall. Mezzo-soprano The Spirit of the Masque: Mountjoy and Essex make peace and the crowd praise Elizabeth. Glorianw Robert Cecil Secretary of the Council. The premiere was one of Britten’s few critical failures, and the opera was not included in the series of complete Decca recordings conducted by the composer.


Essex and his wife Frances join them, and Essex denounces the Queen for thwarting his plans to go to Ireland. Browse titles authors subjects uniform titles series callnumbers dewey numbers starting from optional.

Cecil arrives and warns her that the Irish rebels and the hotheaded Gliriana both pose a threat to her reign. By using britgen site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. When he has left, her maids dress her and make up her face.

Alone again, she reflects on her relationship with Essex and her own mortality. Frances, Countess of Essex. It is recorded that the troops at Tilbury hailed her with cries of “Gloriana, Gloriana, Gloriana”, after the defeat of the Spanish Armada in Forster and Eric Gloriiana, Alone, she muses on her continued fondness for Essex.

When the production toured in to Manchester and Birmingham, Joan Sutherland sang the role of Penelope. Citing articles via Web of Science 1. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Night Mail The Prince of the Pagodas Libretto by Myfanwy Piper, based on the short story by Thomas Mann BookOnline – Google Books. Essex is furious, but mollified when Elizabeth announces the appointment he has long craved and sends him to Ireland. Elizabeth sadly lirbetto to Essex that she is an old woman. Death in Venice; an opera in 2 acts.

It became the popular name given to Elizabeth I. Cecil warns Elizabeth about the threat of another Armada from Spain and cautions her that it would be dangerous to show too much affection to the impulsive Gloriaa. He grows impatient when the Queen shows reluctance, and accuses Cecil and Walter Raleigh of plotting against him.


Elizabeth temporises, conscious of her position as monarch and wary of his impetuousness.

The composer in The Queen treats the gentle Lady Essex kindly and reassures her that she and her children will not suffer. Sir Walter RaleighCaptain of the Guard. Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, provokes Mountjoy into fighting with him and is slightly wounded. Oxford University Press is a department of the Brittn of Oxford.

The idea for Gloriana first occurred to Britten whilst he was talking with the Earl of Harewood libretti nationalism in opera during a skiing holiday in Austria. A herald announces that Essex is branded a traitor, and that anyone who supports him will be guilty of treason.

Bass The Recorder of Norwich: His campaign, however, llbretto a failure and on his unexpected return he insists on admittance to the monarch while she dresses: Most users should sign in with their email address.

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