Britten’s Gloriana in Madrid!

After last season’s resounding success of Benjamin Britten’s Billy Budd Ivor Bolton will now be conducting one of the least known operas by the composer: Gloriana. 
Originally composed in honour of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II this work, dealing with the story of Queen Elizabeth I. (also called Gloriana) and the Earl of Essex, will have its debut in Madrid on April 12.

Premiere April 12, 2018
Performances April 13 / 14 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 22 / 23 / 24
Teatro Real, Madrid

Ivor Bolton, Musical Direction
David McVicar, Stage Direction
Robert Jones, Set Design
Brigitte Reiffenstuel, Costume Design

Anna Caterina Antonacci / Alexandra Deshorties, Queen Elizabeth I.
Leonardo Capalbo / David Butt Philip, Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex
Paula Murrihy / Hanna Hipp, Frances, Countess of Essex
Duncan Rock / Garbiel Bermúdez, Charles Blount, Lord Mountjoy
Sophie Bevan / Maria Miró, Penelope, Lady Rich
Leigh Melrose / Charles Rice, Sir Robert Cecil
David Soar / David Steffens, Sir Walter Raleigh