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Rape of Lucretia, Thelocked

  • Arnold Whittall

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Opera in two acts, op.37, by Benjamin Britten to a libretto by Ronald Duncan after André(-Alexis) Obey ’s play Le viol de Lucrèce; Glyndebourne, 12 July 1946.

Britten’s first chamber opera, for eight solo singers and an instrumental ensemble of 13 players, was written to a Glyndebourne commission soon after ...

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