The Heirs of Tantalus


Thursday, September 19th & Saturday September 21st 8:00pm
The Broad Street Ballroom, 41 Broad Street

The Heirs of Tantalus

From the House of Atreus to the Palace of Nero

Jory Vinikour, harpsichord & Deborah Fox, theorbo

Members of The Sebastians

Jessica Gould, soprano & José Lemos, countertenor

Script and Stage Direction by Erica Gould

Guest Actors, featuring Ethan Gregory Peck as Orestes

Greek myth and Roman history refracted through the prism of the baroque, The Heirs of Tantalus weaves material from the Greek tragedies of Aeschylus and Euripides, biting commentary of the Roman historian Suetonius, and music of Monteverdi, Scarlatti and Handel into a depraved brew of hubris, blood-lust, and vengence.

With music from the operas L'Incoronazione di Poppea and Agrippina, and the cantatas Io Son Nerone and Agrippina Condotta a Morire, three actors and two singers take on multiple roles in this site-specific performance, staged at a repurposed bank originally designed to replicate a Roman villa.

"A pleasingly mathematical elegance in a swift-moving performance, without overstatement or extraneity...Gould and Lemos blended exquisitely"

"gruesome yet amusing at the same time."

Click here to read the review in Billevesees and here for the review in Seen and Head International.
Click HERE to purchase tickets

Ethan Gregory Peck is Orestes in The Heirs of Tantalus

Scenes from the original production in February


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