The Handmaid’s Aria: How An Iconic Novel Became An Opera
Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
890 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
One day before the East Coast premiere of the opera, The Handmaid’s Tale, WBUR and Boston Lyric Opera bring author Margaret Atwood and composer Poul Ruders to CitySpace to discuss the galvanizing 1985 novel, its resurgence in contemporary culture, and its reimagining as a contemporary opera.
Maria Garcia, senior editor of The ARTery, will interview Atwood and composer Poul Ruders about connections between her novel and his opera’s libretto by Paul Bentley. Recordings of the opera’s massive, haunting score will be played, along with piano and vocal selections that underscore the text.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 12 at 6:00 a.m.