Male Chorus

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(Britten: The Rape of Lucretia). Ten. A commentator on the action. He and his female counterpart relate the historical background, comment on off-stage and on-stage events, and finally invoke the Christian ethic—Christ is all. Arias: Tarquinius does not wait; When Tarquinius desires. Created (1946) by Peter Pears.

Subjects: Opera.

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