Kopfsujet The Rape of Lucretia

The Rape of Lucretia


actor role
Conductor Sian Edwards
Director Keith Warner
Set & costume design Ashley Martin-Davis
Light design Mark Jonathan
Male Chorus Kim Begley
Female Chorus Angel Blue
Collatinus Jonathan Lemalu
Junius Markus Butter
Tarquinius Nathan Gunn
Lucretia Angelika Kirchschlager
Bianca Jean Rigby
Lucia Anja Nina Bahrmann
Orchestra Klangforum Wien
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Jean Rigby


Bitish Mezzo soprano studied for example with Patricia Clarke and made her stage debut in Glyndebourne as Hippolyta (Britten: A Midsummer Night’s Dream). Her roles include for example amongst others Penelope (Monteverdi: Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria), Strawinski’s Oedipus Rex and Rosina (Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia), Bizet’s Carmen, Armastre (Händel: Serse) and Meg Page (Verdi: Falstaff), Ruth (Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance), Suzuki (Puccini: Madama Butterfly) at English National Opera, Niklausse (Offenbach: Les contes d’Hoffmann) at Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Charlotte (Massenet: Werther) in Seattle. On recordings the singer is documented with Elgar’s The Music Makers, The Rape of Lucretia and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde to name a few. Her future projects include inter alii Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro at Garsington Opera and Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea with Glyndebourne Touring Opera.