Merrie England

Edward German

June 5, 2020 7:30PM
June 7, 2020 2:00PM
Huntington Avenue Theatre

Merrie England

By Edward German

Libretto by Basil Hood

Fully staged, Sung in English

 

The Queen is foiled in romance, as her beloved Sir Walter Raleigh courts the beautiful Bessie Throckmorton. Our season ends with a satirical take on the love and rivalries at the court of Queen Elizabeth I. The success of Merrie England established Edward German’s position as heir apparent to Arthur Sullivan at the Savoy Theater in English comic opera. This engaging and colorful score combined with a witty libretto has been performed more often than any other British operetta written in the 20th century.

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

–Edge

Cast and Creative

Daniel GreenwoodDaniel Greenwood
Sir Walter Raleigh
David MacalusoDavid Macaluso
Walter Wilkins, a player
Sara HeatonSara Heaton
Bessie Throckmorton
Michelle TrainorMichelle Trainor
Jill-All-Alone
John Allen NelsonJohn Allen Nelson
The Earl of Essex
Fred FurnariFred Furnari
Long Tom, Royal Forester
Matthew ArnoldMatthew Arnold
Big Ben, Royal Forester
Felicia GavilanesFelicia Gavilanes
The May Queen
Colin LevinColin Levin
Silas Simkins, another Player
Janna BatyJanna Baty
Good Queen Bess
Danny PelzigDanny Pelzig
Director
Gil RoseGil Rose
Conductor