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Britten: Glorianan / Paul Daniel / Chorus of Opera North / English Northern Philharmonia [DVD]

Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : Gloriana, Op. 53
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Phyllida Lloyd's acclaimed adaptation for film of the opera that Benjamin Britten wrote for the celebrations of the Queen's coronation in 1953, based on the Opera North revival of a work now recognized to be one of the composer's great achievements. Paul Daniel conducts the English Northern Sinfonia, with a cast inspired by electrifying performances from Josephine Barstow and Tom Randall as Elizabeth I and Essex. "Phyllida Lloyd's superb staging proves that Gloriana was never intended as a piFce d'occasion. Set in a high-walled jousting-yard, which fills with fabulous pageantry and empties into a prison cell, it emerges as a deeply felt drama of the struggle between public responsibility and private yearning, as well as a moving exploration of the loneliness of those, like Britten, called to a high and hard destiny." - Daily Telegraph

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 140 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, Letterbox, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Country of Origin: USA


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Works Details

>Britten, Benjamin : Gloriana, Op. 53
  • Performers: Josephine Barstow (Soprano); Clive Bayley (Bass); Susannah Glanville (Soprano); Emer McGilloway (Mezzo Soprano); Thomas Randle (Tenor); Eric Roberts (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Paul Daniel
  • Ensemble: English Northern Philharmonia
  • Running Time: 140 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1953
  • Language: English