Presented by MYOpera
Written by Benjamin Britten
April 29, 2016 SOLD OUT
April 30, 2016 – 7:30pm
May 1, 2016 – 2:30pm
Britten’s first chamber opera, The Rape of Lucretia is a dark and tragic story based on the life of a Roman housewife. The original story, as told by the likes of Ovid, Fasti, and Livy takes place in 509 BC and the events of it are, in part, a catalyst for the founding of the Roman Republic.
MYOpera’s production will transplant this story from Ancient Rome to mid-20th century Rome in 1946, as the country prepares for its first election after the terrors of World War II. Regardless of the historical setting, this sombre story resonates clearly in today’s conversations about consent and gendered violence.
Artistic Director – Kate Applin
Stage Director – Anna Theodosakis
Music Director – Natasha Fransblow
Stage Manager – Katherine Belyea
Male Chorus – Daevyd Pepper
Female Chorus – Jonelle Sills
Collatinus – Jacob Feldman
Junius – Evan Korbut
Tarquinius – Nicholas Borg
Lucretia – Christina Campsall
Bianca – Victoria Marshall
Lucia – Anne-Marie MacIntosh
Running time is approximately 120 minutes.
There is also one 20 minute intermission.
Depictions of Sexual Violence and Suicide
Tickets $20-$35, available online here.
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MYOpera was founded in 2010 in Toronto, ON. The company started when they realized that it was time to give Toronto’s talented young opera singers the opportunity to perform complete roles and be compensated for it. And so MYOpera was born. Learn More