Gloriana (2005)

Music by Benjamin Britten
Libretto by William Plomer, based on Lytton Strachey’s Elizabeth and Essex: A Tragic History

Company Premiere
Performed in English
Performances: July 2, 10, 13, 15

Queen Elizabeth I: Gwendolyn Jones
Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex: Theodore Green
Frances, Countess of Essex: Janara Kellerman
Charles Blount, Lord Mountjoy: Dennis Jesse
Lady Rich, sister to Essex: Lisa Lindstrom
Sir Robert Cecil: Tony Dillon
Sir Walter Raleigh: Mark Risinger
Sir Henry Cuffe: John Moore
A Lady-in-Waiting: Karin Wolverton
A Blind Ballad-singer: Richard L. Richards
The Recorder of Norwich: Richard L. Richards
A Housewife: Jessi Baden
The Spirit of the Masque: Scott Wichael
The Master of Ceremonies: Torrance Blaisdell
The City Crier: Brandon Hendrickson
The Ballad-Singer’s Runner: Andrew Hill
Time (in the Masque): Ben Rethmeier
Concord (in the Masque): Jackie Koehler
Country Girls (Dancers): Kyla Pickerl, Karmen Gall, Annie Reser
Rustic Swains (Dancers): Hank Adams, Michael Christl, Daniel Jacobsen
A Morris Dancer: Ben Rethmeier

Conductor: Robert L. Larsen
Stage Director: Robert L. Larsen
Assistant Conductor: Michael Borowitz
Assistant Stage Director: Linda Ade Brand
Chorus Master: Jennifer Peterson
Musical Preparation: Craig Kier, Eric McEnaney, Eric Andries
Stage Combat Director: Brian Robertson
Choreographer: Hank Adams
Scenic Designer: Carey Wong
Lighting Designer: Barry Steele
Make-Up/Hair Design: Elsen Associates, Inc.
Costumes: Centra City Opera, Malabar Limited, Toronto, The Washington National Opera, Westendorf Costume Emporium
Stage Manager: Tracy Davis
Supertitle Operator: Eric McEnaney

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