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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 the guidance of her advisors or be swayed by emotion? Sun in English. Sponsored by Manchester Airport. Running time approx. 3 hours.

Performers Josephine Barstow (Elizabeth I), Thomas Randle (Earl of Essex), Ruth Peel (Countess of Essex), Karl Daymond (Lord Mountjoy), Susannah Glanville (Penelope/Lady Rich), Eric Roberts (Sir Robert Cecil), Mark Beesley (Sir Walter Raleigh), Richard Whitehouse (Henry Cuffe).
Author Benjamin Britten. Lyrics William Plomer. Company Opera North. Conductor Richard Farnes. Director Phyllida Lloyd. Design Anthony Ward. Lighting Rick Fisher. Choreographer Kate Flatt.


Gloriana (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T721525214. Details of all Gloriana archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1943

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