Arbeit Opera Theatre (AOT) presents a new production of Benjamin Britten’s poignant opera The Rape of Lucretia during Women’s History Month alongside Community Partners Women’s Advocates, Violence Free MN, and Advocates for Human Rights.
The Rape of Lucretia was the first of Britten’s chamber operas and is based upon the ancient Roman tragedy of Lucretia. The story unfolds during a time of war when Rome is ruled by an Etruscan King who ascended to power through force. It is in this hostile society that Lucretia’s body is used as a tool for political ambition and power.
The production will be presented in English with English supertitles.
*Audience note: Recommended for ages 16+. This production contains scenes of sexual violence, misogyny, and suicide. There will be a trained response therapist from Women’s Advocates on-site at each performance.
The Southern Theater
Friday, March 20, 7:30pm
Saturday, March 21, 7:30pm, ASL Interpreted
Sunday March 22, 4pm