The Rape of Lucretia (English National Opera)

The Rape of Lucretia (English National Opera)

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Product Details

Release Date: 01/28/2014
UPC: 0809478011231
Original Release: 2001
Source: Bbc / Opus Arte
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Digital Theater Systems]
Time: 2:00:00
Sales rank: 68,480

Special Features

David McVicar comments ; Cast gallery

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Rape of Lucretia
1. Chapter 1 [1:11]
2. Chapter 2 [8:04]
3. Chapter 3 [7:42]
4. Chapter 4 [4:57]
5. Chapter 5 [4:52]
6. Chapter 6 [2:42]
7. Chapter 7 [3:31]
8. Chapter 8 [5:35]
9. Chapter 9 [7:45]
10. Chapter 10 [6:33]
11. Chapter 11 [:03]
12. Chapter 12 [8:12]
13. Chapter 13 [2:50]
14. Chapter 14 [1:59]
15. Chapter 15 [4:42]
16. Chapter 16 [6:09]
17. Chapter 17 [3:30]
18. Chapter 18 [14:24]
19. Chapter 19 [10:17]
20. Chapter 20 [5:21]
21. Chapter 21 [5:40]
22. Chapter 22 [3:11]

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Rape of Lucretia (English National Opera) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Matthew15 More than 1 year ago
This 2001 performance of Britten’s chamber opera is given a spare but effective production at Snape Maltings Concert Hall by director David McVicar.  Sarah Connolly gives a strong vocal performance in the role of Lucretia, and she does a great job of acting visibly shaken upon being violated by Christopher Maltman’s Prince Tarquinius.  John Mark Ainsley and Orla Boylan, as Male Chorus and Female Chorus respectively, nearly outshine the other performers in their dramatic narrations.   In the extras, David McVicar explains that he tried to establish a relationship between Lucretia and the female chorus in order to “save” her from the objectification that the character of Lucretia often faces in Western art.  The Blu-ray presentation provides a pleasantly sharp image (surprising for a 2001 performance), and the DTS surround sound draws the viewer into the drama.  Highly recommended.