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Rape of Lucretia 1978Scottish Opera

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Scottish Opera gave three performances of the excellent Besch staging on a brief visit to Switzerland and Germany. This was just a couple of months before the Zurich company brought its highly-regarded Monteverdi cycle to the Edinburgh Festival.

Apart from Peter Grimes, these performances appear to be the only occasion when Alexander Gibson conducted any Britten with the company. Linda Esther Gray also extended her repertoire.

Performance Cast

Male Chorus

John Robertson

Female Chorus

Linda Esther Gray

Collatinus a Roman General

Gerwyn Morgan

Junius a Roman General

Malcolm Donnelly

Tarquinius a Prince, son of King Tarquinius Superbus

Stuart Harling

Lucretia wife of Collatinus

Claire Livingstone

Bianca Lucretia's nurse

Judith Pierce

Lucia Lucretia's maid

Laureen Livingstone

Performance DatesRape of Lucretia 1978

Map List

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

5 May, 19.15

Opéra de Lausanne | Lausanne

22 May, 19.30

Opernhaus Zurich | Zurich

25 May, 19.30

Städtische Bühnen Theatre | Frankfurt

1 Jun, 00.00

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