Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia tells a centuries-old story filled with topics that prove themselves all too timely today. The arts have a unique ability to bring light to issues we may otherwise avoid addressing, providing a forum for complex, difficult and crucially important conversations.
Join us for "Lucretia Speaks," a discussion series that focuses on the themes of this story and how they resonate in today’s society.
The Maryland Opera Studio's fall production of The Rape of Lucretia takes place from November 18 to November 22, 2016. Tickets and more information are available here.
November 18, 2016 at 6:30PM, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library (MSPAL)
Lucretia Speaks, We See
The Lucretia story has been the subject of visual artists for centuries. Lecturer for the UMD Department of Art History and Archaeology Aneta Georgievska-Shine discusses the countless Lucretia and Tarquinius paintings and sculptures created by Titian, Rembrandt and others.
November 20, 2016 at 1:30PM, MSPAL (pre-performance)
Lucretia Speaks, We Prepare
Join us for a panel discussion that gives context to the Lucretia story as it relates to each panelist's field of expertise.
UMD campus minister Reverend Brett Pinder will address the various religious interpretations of this story; UMD Title IX Officer and Director of the Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct Catherine Carroll will address how this story resonates in her work on campus and beyond; UMD College of Arts & Humanities Associate Dean and Professor of American Studies Sheri Parks will address the story in the context of her work within American Studies and as a member of the Coalition for Civic Engagement; guest director Amanda Consul will speak to the ability of the arts to address complex and sensitive issues.
November 20, 2016 at 5:30PM, MSPAL (post-performance)
Lucretia Speaks, We Consider
Maryland Opera Studio Director Craig Kier moderates the pre-performance panel in a discussion about the myriad of issues to consider within the powerful Lucretia story.