Gloriana [videorecording] : a film / music by Benjamin Britten ; libretto by William Plomer ; an Illuminations productions for BBC Television
DVDs | Opus Arte | c2006 | [Widescreen version.]
Available at Adult DVD-Nonfiction (Call number: 792.542 GLO)
Heathfield, East Sussex : Opus Arte, c2006.
1 videodisc (138 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (29 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.)
DVD 9; LPCM stereo., DTS digital surround.
In English; with optional subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish, or Italian.
Josephine Barstow (Queen Elizabeth) ; Tom Randle (Earl of Essex) ; Emer McGilloway (Lady Essex) ; David Ellis (Lord Mountjoy) ; Susannah Glanville (Lady Rich) ; Eric Roberts (Sir Robert Cecil) ; Clive Bayley (Sir Walter Raleigh) ; other singers ; Chorus of Opera North ; English Northern Philharmonia ; Paul Daniel, conductor.
Director, Phyllida Lloyd ; television producers, John Wyver, Shaun Deeney; stage set and costume designer, Anthony Ward; lighting designer, Rick Fisher; choreographer, Kate Flatt.
Originally broadcast on television Apr. 24, 2000.
Program notes, synopsis, chapter list, and credits, all in English, French, and German in accompanying booklet.
"Phyllida Lloyd's adaptation for film of the opera which Benjamin Britten wrote for the celebrations of the Queen's coronation in 1953, based on the Opera North revival of a work now recognized to be one of the composer's great achievements"--On container.
Special features: cast gallery; interviews with Josephine Barstow, Tom Randle, Phillida Lloyd, and Paul Daniel; Gloriana at Opera North (9:08); Elizabeth and Essex (9:40); The idea of the film (8:00); Gloriana, a film (10:13).
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