Past

The Rape of Lucretia-Opera

For $35 a ticket one does not expect Bayreuth, but one does expect to be able to see the singers and the set

The rarely performed, The Rape of Lucretia by Benjamin Britten, is definitely for opera addicts; that is to say, for people so in love with operatic music that they will sit through any opera, even if the libretto is a dud, and even if, as was the case with the Vespertine Opera’s production at St. Mark’s Cathedral, the audience can not even see the singers on the stage.