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Britten: The Rape of Lucretia DVD (English National Opera)

Sarah Connolly's 'outstanding' (The Guardian) portrayal of the wronged Roman noblewoman, written originally for Kathleen Ferrier, lies at the heart of David McVicar's powerfully stark production for English National Opera as 'an everyday sort of woman who could be living at any time or place.' Her nemesis is the arrogant Tarquinius of Christopher Maltman, 'who made the air tingle with danger' (Financial Times). Filmed by the BBC at Snape Maltings during the production’s premiere run at the 2001 Aldeburgh Festival.

Composer:Benjamin Britten
Aldeburgh Festival/English National Opera
Lucretia: Sarah Connolly
Tarquinius: Christopher Maltman
Bianca: Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Lucia: Mary Nelson
Junius: Leigh Melrose
Collatinus: Clive Bayley
Female Chorus: Orla Boylan
Male Chorus: John Mark Ainsley
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Director: David McVicar

Recorded live the Aldeburgh Festival, The Maltings, Snape
Extras: Cast gallery
Picture: 16:9
Format: NTSC
Sound: LPCM Stereo 2.0 / DTS 5.1 Surround
Region: All regions
Subtitle: EN/DE/FR/JA/KO
Running Time: 120 mins
Year: 2001