THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 06/18/2016
7:30 pm

Location
The Barns at Wolf Trap

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The Barns at Wolf Trap  Friday, Wednesday, Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 3pm  $32-88

Premiered in 1946 to re-open Glyndebourne’s theatre, Britten’s intimate and haunting lyrical masterpiece is based on an ancient Roman tale of corruption and tragedy. Lucretia, the beautiful and virtuous wife of a Roman general, is defenseless against the tyrannical prince Tarquinius. The horrific events unfold reinforced by Britten’s evocative score, moving arias, and two-person male and female chorus into a tense and potent tapestry of music and drama.