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Britten: The Rape of Lucretia - Angelika Kirchschlager (vocals); Benjamin Russell (vocals); Christopher Purves (vocals); Claire Booth (vocals);...
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  1. The Rape of Lucretia, chamber opera, Op. 37
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In this live 2011 recording by Oliver Knussen and the Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble, Benjamin Britten's chamber opera The Rape of Lucretia is presented in the revised version, which varies little from the original except for the somewhat shortened first act. The powerful performances by Peter Coleman-Wright as Tarquinius and Angelika Kirchschlager as Lucretia are central to this pagan/Christian morality tale and are the most compelling characters of this production, especially in the crucial rape scene in Act II. Yet they are ...

Britten: The Rape of Lucretia 2013, Virgin Classics

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