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The Royal Opera Academy presents Britten's socio-realistic aftershock of a chamber opera.

The term 'chamber opera' was actually invented for this piece, which Benjamin Briten finished immediately after the end of World War II – in the summer of 1946.
In this modern passion play the british composer examines the battle of every human against the animal in himself, and asks a question, which doesn't seem to change, no matter how many years have gone by: How can the exertion of power be reconciled with our European ideals about civilisation and our belief in the love for our neighbours?
Students from the Royal Opera Academy present The Rape of Lucretia, which premiered in New York in 1948 and has since been performed in a large number of concert halls worldwide.