June 5, 2020 7:30PM
June 7, 2020 2:00PM
The Boston Conservatory at Berklee
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.”