Opera Scotland

St Andrews Opera to stage 'Rape'

Posted 29 Aug 2009

St Andrews Opera is to present Benjamin Britten’s ‘The Rape of Lucretia’ in early summer 2010. Three performances will be given in the Byre Theatre, St Andrews.

Head of the University of St Andrews Music Centre, Dr Michael Downes, whose choice it is, said ‘I believe this is going to be the first full production in Scotland for many years’. Operagoers will have a rare chance to hear this work in a fully staged version, directed by Kally Lloyd-Jones.

This intriguing choice marks a move forward from their first performances in January 2009, when Purcell’s ‘Dido and Aeneas’ was coupled with Claudio Monteverdi’s ‘Heaven and Hell’, the double bill being played in All Souls Hall in St Andrews before capacity audiences.

More details here soon.


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