Britten's Gloriana

David McVicar (stage director), Ivor Bolton (conductor) — With Anna Caterina Antonacci (Queen Elizabeth I), Leonardo Capalbo (Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex), Paula Murrihy (Frances, Countess of Essex)...

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David McVicar — Stage director
Robert Jones — Scenography
Brigitte Reiffenstuel — Costumes
Adam Silverman — Lighting
Colm Seery — Choreographer
Anna Caterina Antonacci — Queen Elizabeth I
Leonardo Capalbo — Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex
Paula Murrihy — Frances, Countess of Essex
Duncan Rock — Charles Blount, Lord Mountjoy
Sophie Bevan — Penelope, Lady Rich
Leigh Melrose — Sir Robert Cecil
David Soar — Sir Walter Raleigh
Benedict Nelson — Henry Cuffe
Choir and Orchestra of the Teatro Real de Madrid
Ivor Bolton — Conductor

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First performed in June 1953 to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Benjamin Britten’s Gloriana painted a nuanced and complex portrait of the new queen’s predecessor in name. In her repeated clashes with the Earl of Essex—a longtime favorite of the queen who was ultimately put to death for treason—Elizabeth I is depicted as flawed and vain, human and sympathetic.

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Directed by:
Stéphane Lebard
Venue: Teatro Real de Madrid (Madrid, Spain)
Production date: 2018
Recording date: 2018
Duration: 2 h 44 min
Production: © Wahoo Production - Teatro Real
Available subtitle(s): EN, FR, ES
Resolution: Full HD