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The Rape Of Lucretia, 25 July 1946

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Benjamin Britten

Librettist: Ronald Duncan

Conductor: Ernest Ansermet

Orchestra: Assembly Opera Orchestra


Male Chorus: Peter Pears

Female Chorus: Flora Nielsen

Collatinus: Norman Walker

Junius: Edmund Donlevy

Tarquinius: Otakar Kraus

Lucretia: Kathleen Ferrier

Bianca: Anna Pollak

Lucia: Lesley Duff

Production Team

Original Producer: Eric Crozier

Set Designer: John Piper

Costume Designer: John Piper