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Gloriana: Schools' Matinee: Tuesday 2 July 2013, 12 noon


Richard Jones directs a production of Britten's opera for our time, exploring tensions between affairs of state and affairs of the heart.


Main Stage

Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD


This event is part of the Spring 2012/13 season.


This performance is part of the Schools' Matinees programme.

Queen Elizabeth I is approaching the end of her reign. Her affection for the impulsive Earl of Essex is tested when he grows increasingly ambitious. Should she listen to her advisors or follow her own heart?

Performance ends at approximately 3pm / Two intervals

Information about Schools' Matinees

While we welcome all students from KS2 upwards at our Schools Matinees performances we understand that you may want to know a little more about the production. With this in mind, you are welcome to contact us at to discuss the suitability of the productions.

Visit our Schools' Matinee page to download all documents needed including risk assesment form.

How do I book?

To apply for tickets, visit our Schools' Matinee page and complete the online application form. Please note that you no longer need to sign in to apply, but remember to include your school details when completing the application.

Please note: You must be registered as a teacher to complete an online application, full details can be found on the Schools Matinee page.