January 03, 2013

New release: Britten's The Rape of Lucretia

We are happy to announce this remarkable recording that is taken from concert performances in Snape Maltings during the 2011 Aldeburgh festival, to celebrate the centenary of Benjamin Britten's birthday.

Recorded live in 2011 at the Aldeburgh Festival, which Benjamin Britten founded in 1948, this performance of his dark, intense chamber opera The Rape of Lucretia stars Angelika Kirchschlager, Peter Coleman-Wright and Ian Bostridge, with Oliver Knussen conducting. “Everything, without exception, was right on the money", said The Guardian, ”… a dazzling success.”

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