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The Rape of Lucretia – Linbury Theatre

Britten The Rape of Lucretia

Corinna Niemeyer conductor
Anne Marie Stanley Lucretia
Carolyn Holt Bianca
Sarah Dufresne Luca
Jolyon Loy Tarquinius
Anthony Reed Collatinus
Kieran Rayner Junius
Sydney Baedke Female Chorus
Michael Gibson Male Chorus


13–22 Nov, various times
Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House
Tickets £35–£95 (plus booking fee)

In a world brutalised by conflict, one woman’s experience of horrific violence becomes the defining moment of an era.

Benjamin Britten’s shattering chamber opera explores some of the darkest drives in the human psyche – and what happens when power and war give them free rein. In this contemporary new staging at the Linbury Theatre we collaborate with the Royal Opera House as Oliver Mears directs, while Corinna Niemeyer conducts a cast drawn from the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme and the Jette Parker Artists Programme.

Check the Royal Opera House website for individual performance times.