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.
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.
Commissioned by The Italian Academy of Columbia University. Premiere December 2016 at the Teatro Theatre, Italian Academy.
- Nero ~Baritone
- Poppea ~Soprano
- Agrippina ~Mezzo-soprano
- Senica ~Baritone
- Secondary Roles
- Mercury ~Countertenor
- Mars ~Tenor
- Chorus of Bankers ~Tenor/Baritone/Bass Baritone
- Dancers ~3-6 female dancers
Picc/Fl, Ob, Cl, Bsn, Tpt, Tbn, Tuba, Hrp, Pno, Timp, Strings