The Heirs of Tantalus: From the House of Atreus to the Palace of Nero

Sep 19 2013 - 8:00pm
Sep 19 2013 - 10:00pm


The Broad Street Ballroom
41 Broad Street
New York, NY, 10004
United States
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Performers and/or Faculty: 
Jessica Gould, soprano & José Lemos, countertenor   Jory Vinikour, harpsichord & Deborah Fox, theorbo   Members of The Sebastians Script and Stage Direction by Erica Gould A cast of actors featuring Ethan 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 tapestry of hubris, blood-lust, and vengeance. 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 temple.
Presented By: 
Salon Sanctuary Concerts
(646) 470-1837 
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