The story is a timeless tale set in ancient Rome, and follows the events which lead to the tragic violation of the chaste Lucretia by the young prince of Rome. Britten's music is beautiful, highly emotional and demonstrates incredible daring and innovation, including passages for drums and voice only, poignant solo instrumental writing and powerful ensemble sections. Running time approximately 2 hours 10 minutes.


Sarah Connolly (Lucretia), Christopher Maltman (Tarquinius), Orla Boylan (Femal Chorus), Timothy Robinson (Male Chorus), Clive Bayley (Collatinus), Mary Nelson (Lucia), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Bianca), Leigh Melrose (Junius)


Music: Britten
Lyrics: Duncan (after [Obey])
Company: English National Opera
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Director(s): David McVicar (original director), Ari Edelson (revival director)
Design: Yannis Thavoris
Lighting: Paule Constable
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The Rape of Lucretia

The Rape of Lucretia (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T1213763239. Details of all The Rape of Lucretia archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2068

Archive Listings

7 Nov 03
8 Nov 03
Barbican Centre
West End
Greater London

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