Academy of the Opéra National de Paris Announces New Production of ‘Rape of Lucretia’

By David Salazar
(Photo Credit: © Charles-Alexandre Creton)

The Academy of the Opéra National de Paris has announced that it will present a production of Britten’s “The Rape of Lucretia” between May 19-29.

The showcase will feature l’Ensemble Multilatérale et de l’Orchestre-Atelier Ostinato and will be directed by Léo Warynski with production design by Jeanne Candel in her first collaboration with the Opéra National de Paris. Costumes will be by Pauline Kieffer with lighting by César Godefroy.

Among the artists that will star in the production will be Alexander Ivanov and Danylo Matviienko as Junius; Alexander York and Thimothée Varon as Tarquinius; Marie-André Bouchard-Lesieur and Ramya Roy as Lucretia, Cornelia Oncioiu as Bianca and Kseniia Proshina as Lucia.

The Opéra National de Paris had recently canceled its May productions of “Tosca” and “The Queen of Spades.”