• Iain Bell
  • Daughters of Britannia (2005)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)
  • piano
  • Soprano
  • Iain Bell

Programme Note

This cycle, written expressly for soprano Diana Damrau depicts five heroines of British history and mythology, namely Boudicca, Maid Marian, Morgause, Guinevere and Lady Godiva. As a gifted actress with crystal-clear diction, Diana Damrau is beautifully equipped to meet the challenge of portraying each of Britannia’s Daughters from Boudicca’s vengeful call-to-arms, to Godiva’s nervously effervescent journey atop her steed via Morgause’s sensual overture’s to King Arthur, her brother and sovereign.