By Benjamin Britten. Performed at The Barns at Wolf Trap.
Premiered in 1946 to re-open Glyndebourne’s theatre, Britten’s intimate and haunting lyrical masterpiece is based on an ancient Roman tale of corruption and tragedy. Lucretia, the beautiful and virtuous wife of a Roman general, is defenseless against the tyrannical prince Tarquinius. The horrific events unfold reinforced by Britten’s evocative score, moving arias, and two-person male and female chorus into a tense and potent tapestry of music and drama.
Mr. Owens will be performing the role of Junius. Performances on June 10, 12 (matinee), 15, and 18 at The Barns at Wolf Trap. For tickets and more information, click here.