The tale of Lizzie Borden is already pretty operatic, even before hitting the stage. It was the summer of 1892 when she was charged and later acquitted in the brutal axe murders of her father and stepmother in their Fall River home. Now Boston Lyric Opera is taking a new whack at the story, and WGBH arts editor Jared Bowen attended the opening.

See "Lizzie Borden" at the Boston Lyric Opera Nov. 22, Nov. 23 and Nov. 24.