THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA
Opera was composed in 1946
First premiere: Glindeborn Opera, from 12th till 17th June 1946
Belgrade premiere: 10th October 1999
MADLENIANUM Chamber Opera
Conductor: Mladen Jagust
Mise-en-scene: Riszard Peryt (Poland)
Etrurian and medieval epic, with a subsequent thesis of Christian sacrifice and salvation. The director created mise-en-scene gradually, with a smaller moving radius, but was impulsive in creation of correlations and psychology of characters. As an author he combined and united segments of scenography and costumes. Dramaturgically, he divided space to the right (male) and the left (female) side, and set the scene box in the gravitation centre. He supplemented this solution by fresco paintings in quasi-Etrurian style.
Till the end of the season 2001/2002 at the Zemun stage there were played 12 performances. A TV recording was made of the premiere performed within BEMUS.