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NERO and THE FALL OF LEHMAN BROTHERS

  • 12/2/16
  • 8:00 PM
  • $40/$20 student

CastNERO: Paul LaRosa POPPEA: Zulimar López-Hernández SENECA: Timothy McDevitt AGRIPPINA: Ariana Chris TRADERS: David Davani, Andrew Dwan, Brian Jeffers and Derek Lee Ragin as MERCURY Dancers Laura Careless, Angela Cascone, Chanel Dasilva Laura Careless, choreographer Music Ensemble ENSEMBLE ÉCHAPPÉ Jocelin Pan and Nina Young, Directors Benjamin Grow, Conductor Stage Direction by Alastair Boag Photo credit: Ronald Andrew Schvarztman

December 2 & 3, 2016  Italian Academy NYC

The unprecedented financial collapse of 2008, set amidst scheming trading floors of Wall Street and the forces of gods and love of imperial ancient Rome are cast in a dynamic and beautiful musical landscape by Jonathan Dawe, the composer who has recently been cited as “one of our most important, yet little known, composers” (Seen and Heard International).

Constructed entirely from libretto fragments of a lost Handel opera and actual commentary surrounding the 2008 financial crisis, this new work forges an entirely new narrative. From a Wall Street Trading floor, a New York City strip club, the Senate floor, to the heavens of the gods, the story culminates in a surreal domain of the underworld.

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