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Britten: Gloriana

Josephine Barstow (Elizabeth), Philip Langridge (Essex), Della Jones (Lady Essex), Jonathan Summers (Charles Blount), Alan Opie (Cecil), Yvonne Kenny (Lady Rich), Bryn Terfel (Henry Cuffe), Richard van Allan (Walter Ralegh)

Welsh National Opera, Sir Charles Mackerras

The Cinderella among Britten's operas finally received its due with this recording. The superb cast and Mackerras's sure touch reveal Gloriana as a touching insight into the travails of leadership. More…

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Contents

Britten: Gloriana

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  • Christopher Cornall (treble), Josephine Barstow (soprano), Dominic Gill (treble), Yvonne Kenny (soprano), Janice Watson (soprano), Willard White (bass), Alan Opie (baritone), Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone), Richard van Allan (bass), Peter Hoare (tenor), Philip Langridge (tenor), Della Jones (mezzo-soprano), Jenevora Williams (mezzo-soprano), Jonathan Summers (baritone), John Shirley-Quirk (baritone), James Miller-Coburn (baritone), John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Tom Finucane (gittern)
  • Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Monmouth School Choir
  • Sir Charles Mackerras
  • Recorded: 1992-11
  • Recording Venue: Brangwyn Hall, Swansea

1. Prelude

2:20
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2. The Tornament

4:18
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3. Recitative & Fight

1:25
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4. Entrance of the Queen

1:29
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5. Recitative

1:07
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6. The two Lords' Explanation

1:24
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7. Raleigh's Song

1:43
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8. Ensemble of Reconciliation

4:52
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9. Recitative & Final March

1:29
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10. Prelude & Dialogue

2:02
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11. The Queen's Song

1:57
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12. Cecil's Song of Government

1:56
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13. Recitative & Essex's Entry

2:35
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14. First Lute Song

1:59
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15. Second Lute Song

3:43
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16. The First Duet for the Queen & Essex

4:12
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17. Soliloquy & Prayer

5:10
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18. Prelude & Welcome

4:03
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19. The Masque

11:47
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20. Finale

2:51
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21. Prelude & Song

2:14
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22. Duet

1:25
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23. Double Duet

1:46
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24. Quartet

3:38
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25. Pavane

2:09
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26. Conversation

1:20
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27. Galliard

1:50
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28. Conversation & the Queen's Entrance

1:03
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29. Lavolta

1:25
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30. Conversation

0:49
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31. Morris dance

1:04
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32. Recitative

0:24
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33. The Queen's Burlesque

1:49
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34. Quartet

2:50
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35. March

0:46
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36. The Queen's Announcement

2:04
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37. Ensemble

3:08
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38. Coranto

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39. Prelude & Chatter

2:54
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40. Essex's Intrusion

0:56
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41. The Second Duet of the Queen & Essex

8:00
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42. The Dressing-Table Song

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43. The Entrance of Cecil

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44. Cecil's Report

0:47
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45. Discussion

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46. The Queen's Decision

1:38
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47. Ballad - Rondo

10:35
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48. Prelude & Verdict

6:16
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49. Cecil's Warning

0:56
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50. The Queen's Dilemma

1:29
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51. Trio

2:30
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52. Lady Essex's Pleading

2:35
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53. Penelope Rich's Pleading

1:41
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54. Epilogue

8:51
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