Audiobooks Peter Grimes/Gloriana – Albawater.co

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  1. Bettie Bettie says:

    GLORIANA ONLY BBC BLURB Commissioned by the Royal Opera House and dedicated by gracious permission to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in honour of whose coronation it was composed , Britten s Gloriana is the story of an old queen s infatuation with a hot headed younger man.At its premiere, there were mutterings that the opera s emphasis on an ageing, ungracious monarch was an inappropriate way to celebrate the coronation But sixty years later it s easier see that with its masterly exploratio GLORIANA ONLY BBC BLURB Commissioned by the Royal Opera House and dedicated by gracious permission to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in honour of whose coronation it was composed , Britten s Gloriana is the story of an old queen s infatuation with a hot headed younger man.At its premiere, there were mutterings that the opera s emphasis on an ageing, ungracious monarch was an inappropriate way to celebrate the coronation But sixty years later it s easier see that with its masterly exploration of the tension between public and private, heart and duty, and its contrasting scenes of grandeur and intimacy, Gloriana is in fact among the finest of Britten s operas.Broadcast live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, starring Susan Bullock as the Virgin Queen and Toby Spence as the impetuous Earl of Essex.Presented by Louise Fryer in conversation with John Bridcut, including comments from performers and director Richard Jones Plus the Radio 3 Opera Guide to Gloriana, with the Britten experts Paul Kildea and Philip Reed, and the soprano Dame Josephine Barstow.Elizabeth I, Queen of England..Susan Bullock soprano Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex..Toby Spence tenor Frances Devereux, Lady Essex..Patricia Bardon mezzo soprano Charles Blount, Lord Mountjoy..Mark Stone baritone Penelope, Lady Rich..Kate Royal soprano Sir Robert Cecil..Jeremy Carpenter baritone Sir Walter Raleigh..Clive Bayley bass Henry Cuffe..Ben Bevan baritone Lady in Waiting..Nadine Livingston soprano Blind Ballad Singer..Brindley Sherratt bass Recorder of Norwich..Jeremy White bass Housewife..Carol Rowlands mezzo soprano Spirit of the Masque..Andrew Tortise tenor Master of Ceremonies..David Butt Philip tenor City Crier..Michel de Souza baritone Chorus and orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Paul Daniel, conductor.http www.bbc.co.uk iplayer episode See February House