Opera - The Rape of Lucretia

   
 BENJAMIN BRITTEN
   
 The Rape of Lucretia Op.37 117:16  
  ACT ONE - Scene One - The generals' tent in the camp outside Rome 28:23      
1 Male Chrous Roe is now ruled by the Etruscan upstart . . . 5:47
2 Male Chorus Here the thirsty ev'ening has drunk the wine of light . . . 3:05
3 Collatinus Who reaches heaven first is the best philosopher . . . 16:32
4 Junius Good night, Tarquinius! 2:59
  Interlude  
5 Male Chorus Tarquinius does not wait for his servant to wake 3:07
  Scene Two - A room in Lucretia's house in Rome, the same evening 20:39      
6 Junius Lucretia! 5:50
7 Lucretia Listen! I heard a knock. Somebody is at the gate . . . 3:04
8 Female Chorus Time turns upon the hands of women . . . 5:36
9 Female Chorus None of the women move. It is too laate for a messenger . . . 6:09
  ACT TWO - Scene One - Lucretia's bedroom 24:30      
10 Female Chorus The prosperity of the Etruscans was due to the richness . . . 7:39
11 Female Chorus She sleeps as a rose upon the night . . . 3:01
12 Tarquinius When Tarquinius desires, then Tarquinius will dare . . . 2:33
13 Tarquinius Within this frail crucible of light . . . 4:47
14 Tarquinius Lucretia! 6:30
  Interlude  
15 Female & Male Chorus Here in this scene you see Virtue assailed by sin . . . 4:15
  Scene Two - A room in Lucretia's house, the next morning 35:23      
16 Lucia O what a lovely day . . . 6:39
17 Hush! Here she comes! 3:37
18 Lucretia Flowers bring to ev'ry year the same perfection . . . 6:24
19 Collatinus Lucretia! Lucretia! O never again must we two dare to part . . . 8:43
20 Collatinus This dead hand lets fall all that my heart held when full . . . 4:22
21 Female Chorus Is it all? Is all this suffering and pain, in this in vain? . . . 5:38
 Alan Opie baritone
 Alastair Miles bass
 Ameral Gunson mezzo-soprano
 Catherine Pierard soprano
 Donald Maxwell baritone
 Jean Rigby contralto
 Nigel Robson tenor
 Patricia Rozario soprano
 Richard Hickox
  5-8 July 1993