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Gloriana UK - 1953
Benjamin Britten 1913 - 1976 UK 2*
Libretto by William Plomer based on 'Elizabeth and Essex' by Lytton Strachey
First performance at Royal Opera House, London on 8 June 1953
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Composed for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, this opera looks back to the relationship between her namesake Elizabeth I and the Earl of Essex.