Music by Benjamin Britten
Libretto by Ronald Duncan, based on André Obey’s play Le Viol de Lucrèce
Julie Jordan Gunn, conductor
Kirsten Pullen, director

It’s a tale as old as time. In Benjamin Britten’s 1946 chamber opera set in ancient Rome, a woman is a pawn in a power struggle between men and pays the ultimate price. Department of Theatre Head Kirsten Pullen and Lyric Theatre Co-Director Julie Gunn lead a female production team to explore how sexual violence resonates across the centuries.

Sung in English
Contains adult content