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The Glenn Gould School Spring Opera: Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia

The Glenn Gould School Spring Opera: Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia
The Glenn Gould School Spring Opera: Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia photo
April 29, 2021 | 7:30 PM
  • This is a free event
  • Venue: Koerner Hall
  • Series: Online Concerts, The Glenn Gould School Operas
  • Genre: Classical, Vocal
  • Presenter: The Royal Conservatory

The extraordinary artists of The Glenn Gould School vocal program perform their annual opera in Koerner Hall, this year in a concert version format.  

Etruscan prince Tarquinius, who is leading Rome in a war against the Greeks, is tired of hearing his general Collatinus speak of his virtuous wife Lucretia and decides to test her. He comes to her house in Rome, demands shelter, and reassures her that Collatinus is well. That night, he enters her bedroom and rapes her, with disastrous consequences.