• Lennox Berkeley
  • Nelson (1954)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)

Opera in Three Acts, Six Scenes

  • 32224431timp.perchpstr
  • SATB
  • Soprano, 2 Mezzo sopranos, Alto, Tenor, Bass Baritone, Bass
  • 2 hr 30 min

Programme Note


The British Embassy in Naples is the scene of a birthday party for Nelson, arranged to celebrate his victory at the Nile. He appears with ‘the sadness of the world upon his lips’ and while the other guests are dancing, Nelson, with Emma Hamilton, the Ambassador’s wife, beside him, hears a servant foretell his future unhappiness. This releases the passionate feelings of the couple for each other and the conflict in their lives.