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Rape Of Lucretia

Britten / Johnson / Harries / Rigby / Smythe
Release Date: 05/31/2005 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 2929  
Composer:  Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Kathryn HarriesAnthony Rolfe JohnsonJean RigbyRussel Smythe
Conductor:  Lionel Friend
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Set in ancient Rome, The Rape of Lucretia tells of the virtuous Lucretia and her downfall at the hands of Tarquinius. A potent fusion of Greek drama and English opera, Benjamin Britten’s beautiful score highlights the opera’s powerful themes emphasizing the ongoing struggle between love and lust, fidelity and passion, evil and redemption. Performed by the English National Opera Orchestra. Featuring Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Kathryn Harries, Jean Rigby and Russell Smythe. NTSC, Region 1. Set in ancient Rome, The Rape of Lucretia tells of the virtuous Lucretia and her downfall at the hands of Tarquinius. A potent fusion of Greek drama and English opera, Benjamin Britten’s beautiful score highlights the opera’s powerful themes emphasizing the ongoing struggle between love and lust, fidelity and passion, evil and redemption. Performed by the English National Opera Orchestra. Featuring Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Kathryn Harries, Jean Rigby and Russell Smythe. NTSC, Region 1. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Rape of Lucretia, Op. 37 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Kathryn Harries (Soprano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor), Jean Rigby (Mezzo Soprano),
Russel Smythe (Baritone)
Conductor:  Lionel Friend
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; England 

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