Lady Grey (V.132)

Lady Jane Grey, also known as the Nine-Day Queen, shortly ruled England and Ireland in the mid-16th century. Named successor to Edward VI on his deathbed (superseding Mary), she was initially imprisoned but later proclaimed Queen by the Privy Council, only to be imprisoned again for treason a few months later for connections to a political intrigue of her husband’s. Mary I assumed the throne and had Jane beheaded on February 12, 1554. She is the shortest-reigning monarch in British history.


This flash opera depicts her execution in under 10 minutes, and is scored for Soprano (Jane), Bass-baritone (Headsman),  a mute role, and pierrot ensemble. Libretto in English.

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