The Chronicle of Nine: The Tragedy of Queen Jane

Arnold Rosner

February 1, 2020 7:30PM
NEC’s Jordan Hall

The Chronicle of Nine: The Tragedy of Queen Jane

By Arnold Rosner

Libretto by Florence Stevenson

World Premiere

A co-production with Boston Modern Orchestra Project

Semi-staged, Sung in English

The performance will run approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including an intermission and pause.


The nine-day reign of Henry VII’s great-granddaughter ended with one of English history’s notorious beheadings when Mary Tudor’s supporters claimed the crown in 1553. This co-production of Odyssey Opera and Boston Modern Orchestra Project brings the poignant story of Lady Jane Grey to Boston audiences in a world premiere by Arnold Rosner, a composer whose work is both genre busting and intensely emotional. 

Read the libretto.

“This is proof that…opera can certainly flourish in Boston.”


Cast and Creative

Megan PachecanoMegan Pachecano
Lady Jane Grey
James DemlerJames Demler
Earl of Arundel
David Salsbery FryDavid Salsbery Fry
Earl of Pembroke
Aaron EngebrethAaron Engebreth
John Dudley
Krista RiverKrista River
Lady Dudley
Eric CareyEric Carey
Guilford Dudley
William HiteWilliam Hite
Henry Grey
Rebecca KrounerRebecca Krouner
Frances Grey
Stephanie KacoyanisStephanie Kacoyanis
Lady Mary
Gene StengerGene Stenger
A Minstrel
Gil RoseGil Rose