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The Lucretia Project, Part 3: "Hear Lucretia"

  • St. Stephen & the Incarnation Church 1525 Newton Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20010 United States (map)

Join DC Artist Collective Taffety Punk and singers from Wolf Trap Opera in an aural exploration of the music and poetry written around the Lucretia story. This event includes a punk reading of the Shakespeare poem as well as musical excerpts from Handel’s oratorio Lucrezia, Respighi’s opera Lucrezia, Britten's The Rape of Lucretia, and a new work by D.C. area composer David Hanlon.

Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia presents audiences with much food for thought. Its timeless themes still resonate—violence against women in time of war, the societal and theological responses to that violence, and the ways in which art can help us grapple with essential but difficult subjects. 

In conjunction with its 2016 performance of this compelling opera, Wolf Trap presents The Lucretia Project – a series of community dialogues exploring social issues and works of art related to the Lucretia story. Click here for more info about the other events in this series.

All events and concerts are free and open to the public. Capacity is limited, and reservations are suggested but not required. To guarantee seating, please RSVP to