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Sonic Illinois: The Rape of Lucretia

Music by Benjamin Britten
Libretto by Ronald Duncan, based on André Obey’s play Le Viol de Lucrèce
Julie Jordan Gunn, conductor
Kirsten Pullen, director

It’s a tale as old as time. In Benjamin Britten’s 1946 chamber opera set in ancient Rome, a woman is a pawn in a power struggle between men and pays the ultimate price. Department of Theatre Head Kirsten Pullen and Lyric Theatre Co-Director Julie Gunn lead a female production team to explore how sexual violence resonates across the centuries.

Sung in English
Contains adult content

Sonic Illinois

Through Sonic Illinois, Krannert Center and the School of Music collaboratively explore the tremendous diversity of today’s vital contemporary music scene—a revival of the spirit of the University of Illinois Festival of Contemporary Arts, which was a major cultural force in the mid-20th century. Sonic Illinois, a month-long celebration of new music, honors innovative creators who challenge convention, forge pathways, and expand the creative process.

Event Details

Tryon Festival Theatre
Th Feb 21, 2019 - 7:30pm
Fr Feb 22, 2019 - 7:30pm
Sa Feb 23, 2019 - 7:30pm
Su Feb 24, 2019 - 3:00pm
Pick Five+: 33 / SC 28 / STU 16 / UI & YTH 8 Single: 35 / SC 30 / STU 18 / UI & YTH 10 Lyric Theatre Series (All 3 Events): 93 / SC 78 / STU 42 / UI & YTH 18