Don Benjamin – One Gear (Go) (produced by Chuck Deuces) Hot New Hip Hop 2011

Latest track from Don Benjamin aka Don Perignon (produced by @ChuckDeuces) off his up coming Untitled EP. make sure to follow on twitter and be on the lookout for more music coming soon! @itsdonbenjamin (charlie sheen vocals used)

This production, by Colin Graham, first saw the light in 1966 and was revived in 1984 for the ENO tour of the USA which culminated with two ecstatically received performances at The Met. GLORIANA Benjamin Britten Libretto by William Plomer Queen Elizabeth I – Sarah Walker Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex – Anthony Rolfe Johnson Frances, Countess of Essex – Jean Rigby Sir Walter Raleigh – Richard van Allan Penelope, Lady Rich – Elizabeth Vaughan Sir Robert Cecil – Alan Opie Charles Blount, Lord Mountjoy – Neil Howlett Henry Cuffe – Malcolm Donnelly Lady-in-Waiting – Lynda Russell A Blind Ballad Singer – Norman Bailey The Recorder of Norwich – Dennis Wicks A Housewife – Shelagh Squires Master of Ceremonies – Alan Woodrow A Morris Dancer – Robert Huguenim The City Cryer – Leigh Maurice The Spirit of the Masque – Adrian Martin Time – Ian Stewart Concord – Amanda Maxwell Directed for the stage by Colin Graham Directed for TV by Derek Bailey Chorus and Orchestra of the English National Opera Conducted by Mark Elder

5 Responses to “Don Benjamin – One Gear (Go) (produced by Chuck Deuces) Hot New Hip Hop 2011”

  1. jackiesevi says:

    love this!!!

  2. Pierlover says:

    I remember seeing the first night of this production – Britten himself was there and he was the first living composer I had ever seen. I was about 15 at the time and had no interest in opera whatsoever – it all changed that night – and now I have had over 30 years working in opera. So, thank you, Gloriana

  3. lahgbr says:

    This is brilliant – so good to see it again! I saw it at Sadlers Wells when I was at school, and later twice at the Coliseum. It’s grown to be one of my favourite Britten operas.The scene at the end of Act 1, when Elizabeth is alone and prays is just so incredibly powerful and moving! Nothing in more recent opera remotely compares to what Britten could achieve. Thanks for posting this.

  4. cheffings says:

    Well, not quite the whole lot but a goodly portion – and I’ve still got to get to grips with the last act!

  5. rakewell2 says:

    oh my, the entire production! thank you so much! looove this!

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