Eh? Die Meistersinger with ruffs? Richard Jones plunges into a not-unfamiliar world of ginger wigs and puffy shorts with his new production of Britten's Gloriana - the one that's coming to Covent Garden in June.
Typically, the Royal Opera House are choosing to celebrate the centenary of the composer's birth with a secondhand show - it launches in Hamburg tonight with Simone Young conducting and Amanda Roocroft as Elizabeth I.
Production photos and video below.