Merrie England

Edward German

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

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

Claudia WaiteClaudia Waite
Good Queen Bess

Gil RoseGil Rose
Conductor