Female Chorus

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(Britten: The Rape of Lucretia). Sop. Commentator on the action. She and the Male Chorus recount the historical background to the opera, describe various events taking place on and off‐stage and invoke Christianity as the basis for all love and forgiveness. Aria: She sleeps as a rose upon the night. Created (1946) by Joan Cross.

Subjects: Opera.

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