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Gloriana Theatre Tickets

Showing at Royal Opera House, London

Gloriana

We do not curently have theatre tickets available for Gloriana This could be because we have simply sold out or it could be that this show is no longer running. The information on this page remains purely for historical and informational purposes.

Benjamin Britten’s Gloriana was commissioned by the Royal Opera House to mark the coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953. William Plomer drew on Lytton Strachey’s Elizabeth and Essex to create the libretto, which artfully combines modern and archaic forms of English. Britten’s score is similarly diverse: it mixes the sounds and manners of Tudor Eng-land – from lute songs to courtly dances – with the composer’s own dis-tinctive style.

Richard Jones directs a Gloriana with resonances of the 1950s – the era in which the opera was created. Moving from the pomp of state cere-mony to the intimacy of the Queen’s private rooms, Gloriana depicts the public and private faces of the Virgin Queen, and the deterioration of her relationship with the impulsive Earl of Essex.

Sung in English with surtitles

Please note: On 22 and 24 June there will be cameras filming in the auditorium

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