The Royal Opera - Gloriana Reviews
11 July 2020
General scene
Toby Spence (Earl of Essex), Susan Bullock (Queen Elizabeth I)

Performance reviews

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No. of reviews: 19

¡Dios nos salve de la reina!
18 Jul 13 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Three and a half stars and cheers for the Royal Opera’s contribution to Britten’s centenary year
7 Jul 13 / Musical Criticism
Richard Jones’ lively ‘retro pageant’ take on Britten’s notorious flop proves anything but “Boriana”
6 Jul 13 / Limelight
Dramatically, Gloriana is not a well-planned work
27 Jun 13 / Express
Susan Bullock commands the role of Queen Elizabeth I in Britten's Gloriana
26 Jun 13 /
Richard Jones directs a rare revival of Britten's 1953 opera at the Royal Opera House
25 Jun 13 / What's on Stage
Britten rules
25 Jun 13 / Bloomberg
Richard Jones's richly imaginative revival of Britten's Gloriana strips away the Tudorbethan veneer
25 Jun 13 / Evening Standard
The production is a roaring success, even if the work itself remains a dodo
24 Jun 13 / The Observer
In Britten’s centenary year it is definitely one to experience
24 Jun 13 / Music OMH
Despite committed performances, it does Britten few favours
23 Jun 13 / Opera Britannia
Susan Bullock’s queen starts less certainly but rises, as does the production as a whole, to real expressive power
22 Jun 13 / The Stage
Benjamin Britten’s Coronation opera has returned home to Covent Garden
22 Jun 13 / Classical Source
An opportunity to reassess Britten’s coronation opera
22 Jun 13 / Seen and Heard
Covent Garden has now shown that Gloriana is, if not a great work, certainly one of the most intriguing in the canon
22 Jun 13 / Independent
Jones and his designer, Ultz, do their best to disguise the work's problems
22 Jun 13 / The Guardian
A game-changing version of Britten’s Gloriana at the Royal Opera House is unmissable
22 Jun 13 / Metro
The Royal Opera's production of Gloriana sets it in a village hall, with mixed results
22 Jun 13 / Telegraph
Affectionate pageant and private tragedy meet in Richard Jones's surefooted Tudorbethan Britten
21 Jun 13 / The Arts Desk
Production details
Bullock, Spence, Bardon, Stone, Royal, Carpenter, Bayley, Bevan, Livingston, Sherratt, White, Rowlands, Tortise, Philip, de Souza
(c) Daniel (d) Jones
Performance dates
20, 22, 24, 29 June, 4, 6 July 2013
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