Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Opera In Gowanus: Benjamin Britten's The Rape of Lucretia to Be Performed at 501 Union

Photo credit: Erin Brad of 501 Union.com
photo credit: loftopera.com

Opera in Gowanus? Of course. And tickets are very affordable.
LoftOpera's mission it is to "bring opera to the underground music scene in Brooklyn"is currently  performing a fully staged production of Benjamin Britten's "The Rape of Lucretia" at 501 Union. Performances will run through December 12th. So get your tickets now.

Here are the details:
Gowanus Art + Production is thrilled to announce a Winter Residency with LoftOpera, a thriving company that stages classical operas in unconventional spaces. After a stellar run last winter of Il Barbiere de Siviglia, LoftOpera will return and present a fully staged production of Benjamin Britten's The Rape of Lucretia at 501 Union.

Performances are: December 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12
Music starts 8pm
Doors open 7pm

Dean Buck // Conductor
Laine Rettmer // Stage Director
Sean Kelley // Musical Director

Tickets are vailable here


Nancy said...

I can not stand behind any Opera promoting the act of Rape.

Andy said...

Nancy, have you seen the opera/read the libretto? Do you know anything, anything, about this opera aside from it's title? Will you not stand behind Shakespeare as well?

I cannot tell from the insane comments you post on this blog whether you actually believe the nonsense you spout or if you're just run of the mill internet troll. I do know that these performances will happen even if you don't stand behind them, and I also know that you won't be missed.

Katia said...

Thanks for this, Andy.

Ariel said...

OMG Nancy - the Rape of Lucretia is a classic - and certainly does NOT promote rape. Please educate yourself before you make comments that betray ignorance. Ignorance is not a sin, nor a crime, but it can so readily be remedied by the quickest Google search.