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Tacoma Opera presents

The Rape of Lucretia

by Benjamin Britten

February 1, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. (Preview Performance)
February 3, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
February 8, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
February 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm.
Theater on the Square
Tickets: $26, $36, $46, $56
(Sung in English with English supertitles
According to Roman tradition, Lucretia, who died in 510 BC, was a noblewoman in ancient Rome whose rape by Sextus Tarquinius, an Etruscan king's son, was the cause of a rebellion that overthrew the Roman monarchy and led to the transition of a kingdom to a republic. Britten takes this ancient tale and transforms it into a dramatic work of hubris and great human suffering, narrated by two compassionate storytellers, male and female. The work is one of Britten's most intimate and moving works and is a masterpiece of the chamber opera genre.