SOLD OUT - The Handmaid’s Aria: How An Iconic Novel Became An Opera


Time & Date

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 4:00 pm

Doors open at 3:00 p.m.

Event Location

WBUR CitySpace 890 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215Open in Google Maps

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. You will hear recordings of the opera’s massive, haunting score along with live piano and vocal performances that underscore the text.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 12 at 6:00 a.m.