VenueBarbican Centre
Other spaces: Barbican Theatre,Barbican Hall. Guildhall School of Music and Drama Theatre, Cinema1,Cinema2,Gallery, Silk Street Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From7th November 2003
To8th November 2003
WhenFri 19:30. Sat 18:30
PricesFrom £5.00. To £46.00.
What is currently on at Barbican Centre (V371)
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The Rape of Lucretia

The Rape of LucretiaT1213763239
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.
Music Britten
Lyrics Duncan (after [Obey])

Archive :: production:T1213763239, opera or operetta:S2068, venue:V371
Current production:Work

Production details

Running time approximately 2 hours 10 minutes. Barbican Theatre

Special Performances

  • 8 Nov 03 Sign Interpreted


Company English National Opera
Conductor Paul Daniel
Director David McVicar (original director)
Director Ari Edelson (revival director)
Design Yannis Thavoris
Lighting Paule Constable
Performer Sarah Connolly (Lucretia)
Performer Christopher Maltman (Tarquinius)
Performer Orla Boylan (Femal Chorus)
Performer Timothy Robinson (Male Chorus)
Performer Clive Bayley (Collatinus)
Performer Mary Nelson (Lucia)
Performer Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Bianca)
Performer Leigh Melrose (Junius)

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