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Award-winning director Richard Jones (Il trittico, Anna Nicole) directs a Gloriana for our time, framing the depiction of the 16th-century Queen in a setting that re-creates the excitement of our own Queen’s Coronation year.


Conductor Paul Daniel
Elizabeth I, Queen of England Susan Bullock
Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex Toby Spence
Frances Devereux, Lady Essex Patricia Bardon
Charles Blount, Lord Mountjoy Mark Stone
Penelope, Lady Rich Kate Royal
Sir Robert Cecil Jeremy Carpenter
Sir Walter Raleigh Clive Bayley
Henry Cuffe Benjamin Bevan
Lady-in-Waiting Nadine Livingston
Blind Ballad Singer Brindley Sherratt
Recorder of Norwich Jeremy White
Housewife Carol Rowlands
Spirit of the Masque Andrew Tortise
Master of Ceremonies David Butt Philip
City Crier Michel de Souza
Chorus Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


Director Richard Jones
Designs Ultz
Lighting design Mimi Jordan Sherin
Choreography Lucy Burge
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3:00 (including two intervals)



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