BRITTEN. The Rape of Lucretia

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‘Is this all? Is this it all?‘. A violent assault leaves behind a world filled with a crisis of faith both in human behaviour and the laws that govern it. Can there ever truly be justice for what happened? 


Opera Asteria presents a new staging of Britten's chamber opera places the drama in a modern courtroom during the prosecution of Tarquinius as Lucretia confronts Tarquinius and calls for justice. The action moves between depictions of the characters memories of what happened and their giving testimony in court in the present. 


*All proceeds from this performance will be donated to Refuge.


Director: Eleanor Burke

Musical Director: Thomas Payne


Male Chorus:  James Micklethwaite

Female Chorus: Alicia Mallace-Goulbourne 

Lucretia: Charlotte Diamond

Tarquinius: Michael Lafferty

Collatinus: Jake Bigwood

Junius: Theo Perry

Bianca: Anna Prowse

Lucia: Emily Kirby-Ashmore


18th June 2021, 7pm

30th June 2021, 7pm

St Stephen's Church


SE21 7HW