Britten: The Rape of Lucretia (complete opera recorded October 2015) BLU-RAY

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BENJAMIN BRITTEN
Britten: The Rape of Lucretia (complete opera recorded October 2015) BLU-RAY
Glyndebourne Opera / Christine Rice, Allan Clayton, Kate Royal, Duncan Rock, Louise Alder / Leo Hussain (cond)

[ Opus Arte Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc ]

Release Date: Saturday 10 September 2016

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Seventy years after its Glyndebourne world premiere, Benjamin Britten's first chamber opera is welcomed home with 'a performance of enthralling emotional power and physical beauty' gifted with 'piercingly intelligent, immaculately realised staging and superb singing, acting and playing' led by 'Fiona Shaw's supremely nuanced direction' and underpinned by 'febrile playing' from members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra (The Telegraph ★★★★★). The production eloquently and tastefully tackles the difficult subject, which is lent emotional weight by 'Christine Rice's grandly sung Lucretia, noble in tone yet tragically vulnerable', along with baritone Duncan Rock's 'forthright' Tarquinius and the 'smooth bass' of Matthew Rose as the caring Collatinus (The Guardian ★★★★).

Running time: 114 minutes

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/JP/KO

"Its beautifully acted and sung. Rice wrings your heart throughout and her self-lacerating final scenes have a harrowing immediacy" Gramophone

"The DVD is evidence of a work, performances and a production accomplished at the highest level, each component brilliant and compelling in its own right, but here functioning perfectly together to deliver an effect that is simply overwhelming" Opera

Britten: THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA (Glyndebourne)