The Rape of Lucretia

Opera - Original

Ziegfeld Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: December 29, 1948
  • Closing Date: January 15, 1949
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 23

Music: Benjamin Britten

Libretto: Ronald Duncan


A Roman general's wife is driven to despair and suicide after being raped by a prince, in Benjamin Britten and Ronald Duncan's operatic adaptation of the classic story.


Opening Night Cast

Eunice Alberts Bianca
Adelaide Bishop Lucia
Kitty Carlisle Lucretia
Donald Clarke The male chorus
Lidija Franklin Bianca
Andrew Gainey Tarquinius
Lucas Hoving Soldier
Edward Kane The male chorus
See Full Opening Night Cast

Opening Night Production Credits

  Ronald Duncan Libretto
  Benjamin Britten Music
Agnes de Mille Agnes de Mille Staging
  John Piper Scenic Design
  John Piper Costume Design
  Peggy Clark Lighting Design
See Full Opening Night Production credits
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