The Rape of Lucretia

The Rape of Lucretia

Opera


Overview


Synopsis

The Rape of Lucretia revolves around a bet made between three Roman officers, Collatinus, Junius, and Prince Tarquinius, while they are at war with Greece. The three men bet on which of their wives will be faithful. As it turns out, only Lucretia, the wife of Collatinus remains true to her man. In a jealous rage, Prince Tarquinius rides back to Rome and rapes Lucretia. Overcome by shame, Lucretia commits suicide.


Characters

Male

Lead

Baritone

Female

Lead

Alto

Male

Lead

Bass



Show Information

Category
Opera
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
Cast Size
small
Licensor:
None/royalty-free
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult characters