Sir Walter Raleigh

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1 (Britten: Gloriana). Bass. Capt. of the Guard. The Queen relies on him for sensible advice. This is resented by Essex and Mountjoy. Aria: Both lords are younglings. Created (1953) by Frederick Dalberg.

2 (Donizetti: Roberto Devereux). Bass. It is Raleigh who, together with Lord Cecil, informs the Queen that when Essex was searched a silk scarf was found next to his heart. She recognizes it as belonging to Sara, Duchess of Nottingham. Creator (1837) not traced.

Subjects: Opera.

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