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Britten: The Rape of Lucretia DVD (English National Opera)

Britten: The Rape of Lucretia DVD (English National Opera)

Hugely acclaimed Aldeburgh/ENO production from 2001. Based on the legend of Lucretia who is raped by the Roman tyrant Tarquinius but kills herself rather than live with the shame.
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Sarah Connolly's 'outstanding' (The Guardian) portrayal of the wronged Roman noblewoman, written originally for Kathleen Ferrier, lies at the heart of David McVicar's powerfully stark production for English National Opera as 'an everyday sort of woman who could be living at any time or place.' Her nemesis is the arrogant Tarquinius of Christopher Maltman, 'who made the air tingle with danger' (Financial Times). Filmed by the BBC at Snape Maltings during the production’s premiere run at the 2001 Aldeburgh Festival.

 

Benjamin Britten

Aldeburgh Festival/English National Opera

 

Lucretia: Sarah Connolly

Tarquinius: Christopher Maltman

Bianca: Catherine Wyn-Rogers

Lucia: Mary Nelson

Junius: Leigh Melrose

Collatinus: Clive Bayley

Female Chorus: Orla Boylan

Male Chorus: John Mark Ainsley

Conductor: Paul Daniel

Director: David McVicar

Recorded live the Aldeburgh Festival, The Maltings, Snape, 2001

 

Extras: Cast gallery.

 

 

Picture: 16:9

Format: NTSC

Sound: LPCM Stereo 2.0 / DTS 5.1 Surround

Region: All regions

Subtitle: EN/DE/FR/JA/KO

Running Time: 120 mins

A BBC Recording

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