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Rape of Lucretia 2020Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

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(In prep)

Britten's early tragedy on a chamber scale has now found a secure place in the repertoire of several of our music colleges, and it has proved to be an excellent vehicle for students.  The Conservatoire last did it in 2012, so it is time for another go.

The students involved last time moved on long ago.   Indeed the Bianca progressed to become Cardiff Singer of the World.  It will be interesting to see how the current crop manage to project the libretto by Ronald Duncan, which is often awkward on first reading.  The notorious 'oatmeal slippers of sleep' and similar lines can sound most peculiar in the wrong hands.

Lionel Friend got to know the opera from the inside working with ENO several decades ago.   Jack Furness, a young and highly promising director, always takes an intelligent line.

Performance Cast

Male Chorus

Robin Horgan

Female Chorus

Charlotte Richardson (Jan 18, 24)

Hasmik Harutyunyan (Jan 20, 25)

Collatinus a Roman General

MacArthur Alewel

Junius a Roman General

Oskar McCarthy

Tarquinius a Prince, son of King Tarquinius Superbus

Jolyon Loy

Lucretia wife of Collatinus

Lauren Young

Bianca Lucretia's nurse

Lea Shaw

Lucia Lucretia's maid

Sara Nealley (Jan 18, 24)

Karina Bligh (Jan 20, 25)

Performance DatesRape of Lucretia 2020

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New Athenaeum Theatre | Glasgow

18 Jan, 00.00 20 Jan, 00.00 24 Jan, 00.00 25 Jan, 00.00

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