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The Rape of Lucretia, 26 July 1946

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Benjamin Britten

Librettist: Ronald Duncan

Orchestra: Assembly Opera Orchestra


Female Chorus: Joan Cross

Collatinus: Owen Brannigan

Tarquinius: Otakar Kraus

Lucretia: Kathleen Ferrier

Male Chorus: Peter Pears

Junius: Edmund Donlevy

Bianca: Anna Pollak

Lucia: Margaret Ritchie

Production Team

Set Designer: John Piper

Costume Designer: John Piper

Original Producer: Eric Crozier