Benjamin Britten

April 11, 2020 7:30PM
NEC’s Jordan Hall


By Benjamin Britten

Libretto by William Plomer

Sung in English


Written in honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, Gloriana depicts the later years of Queen Elizabeth I’s reign and her complicated relationship with the Earl of Essex. Britten’s imaginative use of genres from the Tudor period mixes with his own distinctive style to create a world at once Elizabethan and contemporary. From the stately world of court to her private chambers, this is a powerful portrait of an aging monarch in a changing world.

“This is proof that…opera can certainly flourish in Boston.”


Cast and Creative

Anna Caterina AntonacciAnna Caterina Antonacci Regina Gloriana
Gil RoseGil Rose Conductor