Gloriana Part 8: ACT II Sc iii

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

One Response to “Gloriana Part 8: ACT II Sc iii”

  1. Tenortalker says:

    How wonderful to see this production again which i enjoyed so much at the ENO. So sad that Anthony Rolfe Johnson passed away recently- a very great tenor indeed. Does anyone have further videos or recordings of Elizabeth Vaughan( Lady Penelope Rich?) A hugely talented singer at first as a spinto soprano and later a character Mezzo-soprano. . Her Madam Butterfly was unforgettable. A great time in the history of the English National Opera.

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