Glyndebourne Festival - The Rape of Lucretia Reviews
21 April 2021
Claudia Huckle (Lucretia)
Oliver Dunn (Junius), Duncan Rock (Tarquinius)
Allan Clayton (Male Chorus), Duncan Rock (Tarquinius), Claudia Huckle (Lucretia), Kate Valentine (Female Chorus)
Duncan Rock (Tarquinius), Claudia Huckle (Lucretia)
Claudia Huckle (Lucretia)

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The Rape of Lucretia

Glyndebourne Festival


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No. of reviews: 10

Provocative and interesting Rape of Lucretia from Glyndebourne
21 Nov 13 / Seen and Heard
Like all archaeology, this production was rediscovery in action
6 Nov 13 / Classical Source
A deeply unsettling evening but a richly rewarding one too
22 Oct 13 / The Stage
Fiona Shaw’s staging admirably makes sense of Britten’s strange opera
22 Oct 13 / Financial Times (via Google)
Neither Verdi’s Les Vêpres Siciliennes nor Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia are straightforward
22 Oct 13 / New Statesman
Shaw is wonderfully served by her cast and musicians
22 Oct 13 / Independent
Fiona Shaw's attempt to work around the contradictions of Britten's opera has mixed results
21 Oct 13 / The Guardian
Britten's first chamber opera returns to the place of its birth in a persuasive and moving new production
21 Oct 13 / What's on Stage
Unfocused singing, playing and staging raise doubts about Britten’s first chamber opera
21 Oct 13 / The Arts Desk
Opera at its most nakedly powerful
21 Oct 13 / Telegraph
Britten's Rape of Lucretia: a director's diary
With days to go before Glyndebourne opens only its second staging of the Britten chamber opera it premiered, director Fiona Shaw reflects on bravery, burial and layers of darkness.
Production details
Cast
Clayton/Dickinson, Valentine, Soar, Dunn, Rock, Huckle, Wyn-Rogers, Laugharne
(c) Collon/Ridley (d) Shaw
Performance dates
19(m), 22, 25, 31 October, 8, 15, 22, 28 November, 6 December 2013 (Various locations)
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