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The Rape Of Lucretia, 11 July 1947

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Benjamin Britten

Librettist: Ronald Duncan

Conductor: Reginald Goodall

Orchestra: English Opera Group


Male Chorus: Richard Lewis

Female Chorus: Emelie Hooke

Collatinus: Norman Lumsden

Junius: Denis Dowling

Tarquinius: Otakar Kraus

Lucretia: Kathleen Ferrier

Bianca: Flora Nielsen

Lucia: Elisabeth Parry

Production Team

Original Producer: Eric Crozier

Set Designer: John Piper

Costume Designer: John Piper