The Rape of Lucretia

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Conductor: Robert Kahn

Director: Tara Faircloth (AVA debut) 


February 17–24, 2024

Britten’s controversial and bold chamber opera returns to the AVA stage for the first time since the 1997-98 Season. Britten’s retelling of the rape of the noblewoman Lucretia by Sextus Tarquinius is framed by the Male and Female Chorus describing the historical events and their viewpoint of the tragedy from a later era. Despite its small forces—employing only eight singers in its cast and an orchestra of thirteen players—The Rape of Lucretia has stunned audiences around the world with its evocative music since its premiere at Glydebourne in 1946.

February 17, 20, 22, & 24, 2024 – All performances at AVA’s Helen Corning Warden Theater at 7:30 PM.

Performance Dates by Cast:

February 17th and 20th

Jenny Anne Flory, Lucretia
Monique Galvão, Bianca
Ethel Trujillo, Lucia
Benjamin Dickerson, Tarquinius
Nan Wang, Junius
Dylan Gregg, Collatinus
Shawn Roth, Male Chorus
Emily Margevich, Female Chorus

February 22nd and 24th

Alla Yarosh, Lucretia
Ariana Maubach, Bianca
Loella Grahn, Lucia
Kevin Godínez, Tarquinius
Geoffrey Schmelzer, Junius
Cumhur Görgün, Collatinus
Luke Norvell, Male Chorus
Veronica Richer, Female Chorus