Colleen Meier is the founder and executive director of Journey North Opera Company. While the company is small, it is preparing to present one of Benjamin Britten's most powerful works — The Rape of Lucretia. This work follows the story of betrayal and death in ancient Rome. In the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, Steve Staruch speaks with Meier and stage director Amanda Carlson. The cast also performs two scenes from the opera.