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The Rape of Lucretia

The Rape of Lucretia

"Written in 1946, Britten's chamber opera The Rape of Lucretia is an intimate portrayal of a personal tragedy with historic consequences, set against a backdrop of war.

The iconic tale of the last Prince of Rome's assault on the virtuous Lucretia makes for a piece of darkly dramatic and morally ambiguous theatre, its searing intensity heightened by Britten's music: dramatic and lyrical"

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