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Gloriana

Composer:
Benjamin Britten
Original Language:
English
Librettist:
William Plomer
Description:
Opera in Three Acts
Notes:

Written in honor of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Time:
The late years of Queen Elizabeth I’s reign: 1558-1603
Place:
England
Role Voice Part Classification
Queen Elizabeth the First Soprano L
Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex Tenor L
Sir Robert Cecil Baritone L
Sir Walter Raleigh Bass L
Frances, Count of Essex Mezzo-Soprano F
Charles Blount, Lord Mountjoy Baritone F
Penelope. Lady Rich, sister of Essex Soprano F
Henry Cuffe Baritone S
A Lady in Waiting Soprano S
A Blind Ballad Singer Bass S
The Spirit of the Masque Tenor S
The Recorder of Norwich Baritone B
A Housewife Mezzo-Soprano B
The Master of Ceremonies Tenor B
The City Crier Baritone B
Lord Mountjoy's Page Treble CB
The Earl of Essex's Page Treble CB
 
Minimum Chorus:  48
Divisi:  SATB
Chorus Notes:  

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