Benjamin Britten's The Rape of Lucretia

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Image: The Rape of Lucretia, set design and photography by Camellia Koo.

Benjamin Britten's famous opera, The Rape of Lucretia, is an intimate, haunting masterpiece. It deploys a cast of eight and an orchestra of just 13 players to stunningly colourful and evocative effect. According to historians, Lucretia was raped by Tarquinius Sextus, son of the Etruscan King of Rome. Her consequent suicide spurred the revolution that toppled the monarchy and brought about the Roman Republic. 

Celebrated director Paul Curran directs this Banff Centre production of The Rape of Lucretia. 

Mature subject matter.

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