Gloriana

Gloriana

Director: Derek Bailey Cast: Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Alan Opie, Jean Rigby

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Gloriana was an original opera written by Benjamin Britten on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953. The libretto celebrates the fabled romance of the Queen's mother Elizabeth I and the Earl of Essex. The story had been previously dramatized by Maxwell Anderson's play Elizabeth the Queen, upon which this opera is heavily reliant. Sarah Walker and Anthony Rolfe Johnson sing the leading roles with a robustness that virtually bursts through the camera lens. This 1984 staging of Gloriana was produced for British television.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/31/2006
UPC: 0807280209792
Original Release: 1984
Source: Arthaus Musik
Region Code: 0
Sound: [stereo]
Time: 2:27:00

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