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The Rape of Lucretia

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera at Artists for Humanity EpiCenter (AFH), Boston MA

Mar 11 - 17
The Rape of Lucretia

Boston Lyric Opera’s new production brings timely resonance to Benjamin Britten’s masterwork.

Benjamin Britten’s chamber opera is based on the ancient Roman tale of Lucretia (retold later in a poem by William Shakespeare) who remains faithful to her soldier husband Collatinus when the wives of his comrades Tarquinius and Junius do not. While fighting off a Greek invasion outside Rome, the soldiers learn that a colleague had returned to the city the night before and discovered many of the soldiers’ wives had been unfaithful. Enraged by the newsof Lucretia’s honor in the face of his

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Artists for Humanity EpiCenter (AFH)

100 West 2nd. St, Boston, MA 02127

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Dates and Times

Monday, Mar 11

7:30 pm at Artists for Humanity EpiCenter (AFH)

Wednesday, Mar 13

7:30 pm at Artists for Humanity EpiCenter (AFH)

Friday, Mar 15

7:30 pm at Artists for Humanity EpiCenter (AFH)

Saturday, Mar 16

7:30 pm at Artists for Humanity EpiCenter (AFH)

Sunday, Mar 17

3:00 pm at Artists for Humanity EpiCenter (AFH)



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