Heirs of Tantalus


From the House of Atreus to the Palace of Nero

Mythic characters of ancient Greek drama intertwine with notorious historical figures of the depraved court of Nero.

Clytemnestra, Orestes, Agrippina, Poppea, Ottone, and Nero find expression in Aeschylus, Euripides, Suetonius, Monteverdi, Scarlatti, and Handel, as the Arc of Justice meets Decline and Fall.

 

Two actors and two singers perform multiple roles in this site-specific interdisciplinary event, staged at a repurposed bank originally designed to replicate a Roman villa. Music includes selections from the operas L'Incoronazione di Poppea and Agrippina, and the cantatas Io Son Nerone and Agrippina Condotta a Morire.

Jessica Gould, soprano, José Lemos, countertenor
Jory Vinikour, harpsichord
members of The Sebastians Chamber Orchestra
Guest Actors
Erica Gould, Stage Director

 

Tickets $20 – $100 (tax-deductible)

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved it! Very interesting and unusual production concept. My taste was more for the music than the theatrical element, but overall, really enjoyed the performance. That venue is amazing.

    February 23, 2013

  • Laurence M.

    It was a beautiful performance! The oboe and strings sounded gorgeous in that hall (which itself was stunning-- rows of giant columns in the Greek style). The two singers, male and female, were the center of attention, at times their voices were locked in glorious harmonies, and the woman sang some delicate harmonies with the oboe. The male part was for countertenor, he was essentially singing falsetto in the soprano range. I thought he struggled once or twice: it must have been an extremely hard part to maintain. The actors spoke a few lines between pieces, standing amongst the audience or leaning against the Greek columns, and telling tales of woe and depravity of the Roman emperors....

    February 23, 2013

  • Elaine

    Sorry I can't make it either, and they won't give a refund. It sounds great. (If someone wants a ticket and I can reach the ticket office on time, I would be happy to just transfer my ticket to someone else's name.) My cell phone (646)[masked]

    February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry I can't make it after all... :(

    February 21, 2013

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