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Gloriana

Composer: Benjamin Britten. Libretto: William Plomer

Productions

Royal Opera House, 1953
Sadler's Wells Theatre, 1966
London Coliseum, 1984, ENO

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Royal Opera House
First performance: 8th June 1953

CharacterPlayed By
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Sadler's Wells Theatre
First performance: 21st october 1966

CharacterPlayed By
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London Coliseum
First performance: 12th March 1984
English National Opera/ENO. Conductor: Mark Elder.
Producer: Colin Graham. Setting Designers: Colin Graham and Alix Stone.
Costumes Designer: Alix Stone. Lighting: Stephen Watson.
Original Choreography: Peter Darrell. Choreography Revived by: Janet Kinson.
Fight Arranger: Peter Woodward.

CharacterPlayed By
Henry Cuffe, a satellite of EssexMalcolm Donnelly
Robert Devereux, Earl of EssexAnthony Rolfe Johnson
Charles Blount, Lord MountjoyNeil Howlett
Queen Elizabeth ISarah Walker
Sir Walter Raleigh, Captain of the Queen's GuardRichard Van Allan
Sir Robert Cecil, Secretary to the CouncilAlan Opie
The Recorder of NorwichDennis Wicks
Penelope, Lady Rich, sister to EssexElizabeth Vaughan
Frances, Countess of EssexJean Rigby
Lady-in-Waiting to the QueenLynda Russell
The Master of CeremoniesAlan Woodrow
A Morris DancerRobert Huguenin
March 12, 14, 27, 29
A Morris DancerKent Bradford
March 17, 21, 24
A Blind Ballad SingerNorman Bailey
A HousewifeShelagh Squires
except March 25
A HousewifeJean Manning
March 25
The City CrierLeigh Maurice
Characters in the Masque
The Spirit of the MasqueAdrian Martin
TimeIan Stewart
ConcordAmanda Maxwell
Country GirlsJocelyn Bowlan
Country GirlsLoraine Gill
Country GirlsCornelia Hayes
Rustic BoysPeter Allan
Rustic BoysDavid Turner
Rustic BoysKent Bradford
March 12, 14, 27, 29
Rustic BoysRobert Huguenin
March 17, 21, 24
Additional actors and dancersRoy Morton, Graham T. Phillips, Mary Anne Kraus
ChildrenPupils of Hendon (trained by Charles Western); King's College, Wimbledon; University College and Crown Woods Schools. Children's Adviser: Peter Kay.
Onstage orchestral players
GitternDouglas Wootton
FluteElmer Cole
TaborGeorge Lawn
Stage TrumpetsDavid Appleyard, Peter Cameron, Denis Edwards, Peter Goy, Clifford Haines, Andrew Hendrie
OboeRoy Carter
Cors anglaisThomas Higgins, Judith Thomas
BassoonsBrian Wightman, Andrew Stowell
Extra orchestral player: CelesteJames Holmes

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