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The Rape Of Lucretia – Arcola Theatre

Writer: Ronald Duncan Composer: Benjamin Britten Director: Julia Burbach Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty It was a freak of nature, of course. But packing an audience into the Arcola’s sometimes starkly intimate space to experience a tightly told story of such violence in a heatwave produced an interesting effect. Everything feels closer, more physically imminent. The story laid out by director Julia ...

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The Rape of Lucretia – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Music: Benjamin Britten Libretto: Ronald Duncan Director: Fiona Shaw Set Designer: Michael Levine Conductor: Jack Ridley [rating:5] Glyndebourne gave the premiere of Britten's chamber opera The Rape of Lucretia in 1946, starring Kathleen Ferrier in the title rôle. It hasn't been staged again by Glyndebourne until now, the year we are celebrating 100 years since the British composer's birth. As ...

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NEWS: Glyndebourne seeks young artists

Young artists are being offered the chance to see their work gracing the cover of 10,000 programmes for Glyndebourne Opera’s 2013 tour. Glyndebourne will be touring venues across the country from October to December with three operas: Hänsel and Gretel, L’elisir d’amore and The Rape of Lucretia. The competition is open to artists aged 18-30. The Glyndebourne Tour Programme is ...

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