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Opera `Gloriana` (1953), op. 53 (Britten)

Benjamin Britten (1913–1976)

Opera `Gloriana` (1953) op. 53

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Opera in three acts, op. 53
Revised: May-Jul 1966
First performance: 8 Jun 1953
Text: William Plomer (1903-1973), after ``Elizabeth and Essex`` by Lytton Strachey (1880-1932)
Duration: 148.0`
Dedication: `This work is dedicated by gracious permission to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, in honour of whose Coronation it was composed`

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Elizabeth I - Josephine Barstow, Essex - Philip Langridge, Lady Essex - Della Jones, Mountjoy - Jonathan Summers, Cecil - Alan Opie, Lady Penelope Rich - Yvonne Kenny, Raleigh - Richard Van Allan, Henry Cuffe - Bryn Terfel, Lady in Waiting - Janice Watson, Ballad Singer - Willard White, Recorder of Norwich - John Shirley-Quirk, Spirit of the Masque - John Mark Ainsley
Welsh National Opera Orchestra. Conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras. Decca 1993
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