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Britten's The Rape of Lucretia

Fiona Shaw, Leo Hussain – Christine Rice (Lucretia), Allan Clayton (Male Chorus), Kate Royal (Female Chorus)...

Britten's The Rape of Lucretia Fiona Shaw, Leo Hussain – Christine Rice (Lucretia), Allan Clayton (Male Chorus), Kate Royal (Female Chorus)...

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Britten’s The Rape of Lucretiabased on the play by André Obey—returned to Glyndebourne in 2015, nearly 70 years after its premiere there in 1946. Fiona Shaw, also known for her performance as Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter films, directed the staging for this production.

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Program

  • Benjamin Britten, The rape of Lucretia Op. 37
    • I: "Rome is now ruled by the Etruscan Upstart"
    • I: "It is an axiom among Kings"
    • I: "Here the thirsty evening"
    • I: "Who reaches Heaven first"
    • I: "Maria was unmasket at a masked ball"
    • I: "Collatinus is politically astute"
    • I: "There goes a happy man!"
    • I: "Tarquinius does not dare"
    • I: "My horse! My horse! Tarquinius does not wait"
    • I: "Their spinning-wheel unwinds"
    • I: "Listen! I heard a knock"
    • I: "Time treads upon the hands of women"
    • I: "The oatmeal slippers of sleep"
    • II: "The prosperity of the Etruscans"
    • II: "She sleeps as a rose"
    • II: "Within this frail crucible of light"
    • II: "Lucretia!... What do you want?"
    • II: Interlude: "Here in this scene"
    • II: "Oh! What a lovely day!"
    • II: "We'll leave the orchids for Lucretia"
    • II: "Flowers bring to every year"
    • II: "You were right"
    • II: "Lucretia! Lucretia!"
    • II: "Last night Tarquinius ravished me"
    • II: "This dead hand lets fall"
    • II: Epilogue: "Is it all?"

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Fiona Shaw
  • Production date: 2016
  • Duration: 1 h 54 min
  • Production: © Glyndebourne – François Roussillon et Associés
  • Available version(s): FR

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Casting

  • Fiona Shaw | Stage director
  • Michael Levine | Set designer
  • Nicky Gillibrand | Costume designer
  • Paul Anderson | Lighting designer
  • Christine Rice | Lucretia
  • Allan Clayton | Male Chorus
  • Kate Royal | Female Chorus
  • Duncan Rock | Tarquinius
  • Matthew Rose | Collatinus
  • Catherine Wyn-Rogers | Bianca
  • Michael Sumuel | Junius
  • Louise Alder | Lucia
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