For nearly 2,500 years, the story of Lucretia has taken many forms. Depicted in art, literature and in Britten’s opera in 1946, there have been countless interpretations, each delivering the harsh realities of this story in their present day.
As the title indicates, The Rape of Lucretia contains scenes of violence and sexual assault. It is the mission of JNOC to deliver relevant and engaging expressions of opera and deliver our production with sensitivity.
In considering whether you will attend this production, please know that the creative team, as you may suspect about every room into which you may ever walk, contains survivors of sexual assault. And, while most operas contain thematic sexual violence, The Rape of Lucretia provides us the unique opportunity to see it with clear eyes and confront it directly. We want our stories to be told, heard, and felt. As with every aspect of combating sexual violence, it is crucial that we have a full and robust team of not only women but men to carry this weight together. Please boldly step forward with us.
Stage Director: Amanda Carlson
Principal Conductor: Brian Dowdy
Rehearsal & Performance Pianist: Jared Miller
Stage Manager: Stacie Cooper
Intimacy & Violence Choreographer: Mason Tyer
Costume Designer: Stacey Palmer
Set Designer: Brittany Pooladian
Producer: Colleen Meier
Lucretia - Briana Moynihan
Male Chorus - Wesley Frye
Female Chorus - Amy Wolf
Collatinus - Joel Mathias
Junius - Joe Allen
Tarquinius - Sullivan Ojala Helmbolt
Bianca - Christina Christensen
Lucia - Carole Schultz
Aerialist: Jolie Meshbesher