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Rape of Lucretia 1999Edinburgh International Festival

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During his years running the Edinburgh Festival, Brian McMaster put on many concert performances of rare operas when he would probably not have been able to justify a fully-staged production. Many of them, as here, utilised the skills of the wonderful Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

In this case, the absence of a staged production of a relatively common work with such a fabulous cast tends more to arouse a sense of irritation. What a pity that resources did not permit three or four performances.

Performance Cast

Male Chorus

Ian Bostridge

Female Chorus

Geraldine McGreevy

Collatinus a Roman General

John Relyea

Junius a Roman General

Neal Davies

Tarquinius a Prince, son of King Tarquinius Superbus

Simon Keenlyside

Lucretia wife of Collatinus

Lorraine Hunt Lieberson

Bianca Lucretia's nurse

Catherine Wyn-Rogers

Lucia Lucretia's maid

Lisa Milne

Performance DatesRape of Lucretia 1999

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Festival Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

19 Aug, 19.00

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