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CRQ 519 BRITTEN: GLORIANA WORLD PREMIERE LONDON 08 06 1953 PART TWO

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Queen Elizabeth I, soprano: Joan Cross Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, tenor: Peter Pears Frances, Countess of Essex, mezzo-soprano: Monica Sinclair Charles Blount, Lord Mountjoy, baritone: Geraint Evans Penelope (Lady Rich) sister to Essex, soprano: Jennifer Vyvyan Sir Robert Cecil Secretary of the Council, baritone: Arnold Matters Sir Walter Raleigh, Captain of the Guard, bass: Frederick Dalberg Henry Cuffe a satellite of Essex, baritone: Ronald Lewis A Lady-in-Waiting, soprano: Adele Leigh A Blind Ballad-Singer, bass: Inia Te Wiata The Recorder of Norwich, bass: Michael Langdon A Housewife, mezzo-soprano: Edith Coates The Spirit of the Masque, tenor: William McAlpine The Master of Ceremonies, tenor: David Tree The City Crier, baritone: Rhydderch Davies Chorus and Orchestra of the Covent Garden Opera Company John Pritchard, conductor Basil Coleman, stage director
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Queen Elizabeth I, soprano: Joan Cross Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, tenor: Peter Pears Frances, Countess of Essex, mezzo-soprano: Monica Sinclair Charles Blount, Lord Mountjoy, baritone: Geraint Evans Penelope (Lady Rich) sister to Essex, soprano: Jennifer Vyvyan Sir Robert Cecil Secretary of the Council, baritone: Arnold Matters Sir Walter Raleigh, Captain of the Guard, bass: Frederick Dalberg Henry Cuffe a satellite of Essex, baritone: Ronald Lewis A Lady-in-Waiting, soprano: Adele Leigh A Blind Ballad-Singer, bass: Inia Te Wiata The Recorder of Norwich, bass: Michael Langdon A Housewife, mezzo-soprano: Edith Coates The Spirit of the Masque, tenor: William McAlpine The Master of Ceremonies, tenor: David Tree The City Crier, baritone: Rhydderch Davies Chorus and Orchestra of the Covent Garden Opera Company John Pritchard, conductor Basil Coleman, stage director
3.
Queen Elizabeth I, soprano: Joan Cross Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, tenor: Peter Pears Frances, Countess of Essex, mezzo-soprano: Monica Sinclair Charles Blount, Lord Mountjoy, baritone: Geraint Evans Penelope (Lady Rich) sister to Essex, soprano: Jennifer Vyvyan Sir Robert Cecil Secretary of the Council, baritone: Arnold Matters Sir Walter Raleigh, Captain of the Guard, bass: Frederick Dalberg Henry Cuffe a satellite of Essex, baritone: Ronald Lewis A Lady-in-Waiting, soprano: Adele Leigh A Blind Ballad-Singer, bass: Inia Te Wiata The Recorder of Norwich, bass: Michael Langdon A Housewife, mezzo-soprano: Edith Coates The Spirit of the Masque, tenor: William McAlpine The Master of Ceremonies, tenor: David Tree The City Crier, baritone: Rhydderch Davies Chorus and Orchestra of the Covent Garden Opera Company John Pritchard, conductor Basil Coleman, stage director
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Queen Elizabeth I, soprano: Joan Cross Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, tenor: Peter Pears Frances, Countess of Essex, mezzo-soprano: Monica Sinclair Charles Blount, Lord Mountjoy, baritone: Geraint Evans Penelope (Lady Rich) sister to Essex, soprano: Jennifer Vyvyan Sir Robert Cecil Secretary of the Council, baritone: Arnold Matters Sir Walter Raleigh, Captain of the Guard, bass: Frederick Dalberg Henry Cuffe a satellite of Essex, baritone: Ronald Lewis A Lady-in-Waiting, soprano: Adele Leigh A Blind Ballad-Singer, bass: Inia Te Wiata The Recorder of Norwich, bass: Michael Langdon A Housewife, mezzo-soprano: Edith Coates The Spirit of the Masque, tenor: William McAlpine The Master of Ceremonies, tenor: David Tree The City Crier, baritone: Rhydderch Davies Chorus and Orchestra of the Covent Garden Opera Company John Pritchard, conductor Basil Coleman, stage director
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Queen Elizabeth I, soprano: Joan Cross Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, tenor: Peter Pears Frances, Countess of Essex, mezzo-soprano: Monica Sinclair Charles Blount, Lord Mountjoy, baritone: Geraint Evans Penelope (Lady Rich) sister to Essex, soprano: Jennifer Vyvyan Sir Robert Cecil Secretary of the Council, baritone: Arnold Matters Sir Walter Raleigh, Captain of the Guard, bass: Frederick Dalberg Henry Cuffe a satellite of Essex, baritone: Ronald Lewis A Lady-in-Waiting, soprano: Adele Leigh A Blind Ballad-Singer, bass: Inia Te Wiata The Recorder of Norwich, bass: Michael Langdon A Housewife, mezzo-soprano: Edith Coates The Spirit of the Masque, tenor: William McAlpine The Master of Ceremonies, tenor: David Tree The City Crier, baritone: Rhydderch Davies Chorus and Orchestra of the Covent Garden Opera Company John Pritchard, conductor Basil Coleman, stage director

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CRQ 519 BRITTEN: GLORIANA WORLD PREMIERE LONDON 08 06 1953 PART TWO
Benjamin Britten: Gloriana
Opera in three acts
Music by Benjamin Britten, libretto by William Plomer
Track 1: Act 2, scene 3: The Palace of Whitehall
Track 2: Act 3, scene 1: Nonsuch Palace
Track 3: Act 3, scene 2: A street in the city of London
Track 4: Act 3, scene 3: The Palace of Whitehall
Track 5: Spoken announcement

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released June 2, 2022

Queen Elizabeth I, soprano: Joan Cross
Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, tenor: Peter Pears
Frances, Countess of Essex, mezzo-soprano: Monica Sinclair
Charles Blount, Lord Mountjoy, baritone: Geraint Evans
Penelope (Lady Rich) sister to Essex, soprano: Jennifer Vyvyan
Sir Robert Cecil Secretary of the Council, baritone: Arnold Matters
Sir Walter Raleigh, Captain of the Guard, bass: Frederick Dalberg
Henry Cuffe a satellite of Essex, baritone: Ronald Lewis
A Lady-in-Waiting, soprano: Adele Leigh
A Blind Ballad-Singer, bass: Inia Te Wiata
The Recorder of Norwich, bass: Michael Langdon
A Housewife, mezzo-soprano: Edith Coates
The Spirit of the Masque, tenor: William McAlpine
The Master of Ceremonies, tenor: David Tree
The City Crier, baritone: Rhydderch Davies

Chorus and Orchestra of the Covent Garden Opera Company

John Pritchard, conductor
Basil Coleman, stage director

Recording of the BBC broadcast of the world premiere performance given at the Royal Opera House, London, on 8th June 1953

An excellent note on Gloriana may be found at:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloriana

CRQ 518 and CRQ 519 - Britten: Gloriana World Premiere London 08 06 1953 Parts One and Two - are each priced at £4 to allow the set to be purchased for the same price as a single album: £8.

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