The Rape of Lucretia

— Benjamin Britten's haunting chamber opera

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Up next: An Evening with Against the Grain Theatre at Ottawa Chamberfest

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This Saturday, we reteam with the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival to present two dynamic song cycles. Mezzo-soprano Lauren Segal and tenor Colin Ainsworth join forces with AtG Music Director Topher Mokrzewski in a…

Topher Mokrzewski at the piano. Photo: Darryl Block

National Post: How Against The Grain changed the opera game with modernized productions in bars, galleries and studios

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Writer Catherine Kustanczy just blew our minds with this glowing editorial in The National Post on how “AtG became one of Canada’s top opera companies.” That’s a spread. 👌 @nparts…

AtG's Messiah

AtG’s Messiah is now a Dora Award-winner

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Last month, the 37th annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards honoured some of the best in opera, including our friends at the Canadian Opera Company and Tapestry Opera. We’re very happy to…

XVIth century - Palma Giovane, The rape of Lucretia, circa 1570, oil on canvas

Up next: The Rape of Lucretia

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Coming next season Benjamin Britten’s THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA   AtG Artistic Director Joel Ivany and Music Director Topher Mokrzewski present Britten’s haunting chamber opera about the ill-fated Lucretia, whose…