Benjamin Britten


A tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

8 Dec 2022

Depicting a Queen at her strongest, yet perhaps her most vulnerable, ENO’s Gloriana serves a fitting tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II.

Benjamin Britten’s portrait of a monarch’s struggles, first composed for the Coronation of the late Queen Elizabeth II, Gloriana is presented as a concert staging, featuring the ENO Chorus and Orchestra under the baton of ENO Music Director Martyn Brabbins, and featuring a bevy of ENO favourites.

Set in the twilight years of Queen Elizabeth I’s (Christine Rice) reign, Gloriana focuses on the relationship between the monarch and the Earl of Essex, Robert Devereaux (Robert Murray). At first friends and confidantes, the Earl and Queen later become at odds with a series of unfortunate circumstances, including an attempted coup.

Join us in commemorating the life and times of Queen Elizabeth II, with this performance of Britten’s Gloriana.

Running Time
2hrs 30mins

We offer brilliant opera tickets at a range of affordable prices.

Free opera tickets for Under 21s
Discounted opera tickets for Under 35s

Our staff are on hand to make your visit as smooth as possible and we have an Access Scheme for our audiences with a disability, a health condition, or different access needs to ensure everyone has a comfortable and enjoyable visit.

Tickets start at just £10 plus £2.25 booking fee per ticket. A maximum of £9.00 per transaction is charged for Multi-Buy Packages.

Sung in English, with subtitles projected above the stage

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Gloriana Creative Team 2022

Gloriana Cast 2022