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The Rape Of Lucretia, 19 July 1946

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Benjamin Britten

Librettist: Ronald Duncan

Conductor: Reginald Goodall

Orchestra: Assembly Opera Orchestra


Male Chorus: Peter Pears

Female Chorus: Joan Cross

Collatinus: Owen Brannigan

Junius: Frederick Sharp

Tarquinius: Otakar Kraus

Lucretia: Nancy Evans

Bianca: Catherine Lawson

Lucia: Lesley Duff

Production Team

Original Producer: Eric Crozier

Set Designer: John Piper

Costume Designer: John Piper