Efthymiou employed a sophisticated and nuanced treatment of the quartet... Simon Cummings, 5 Against 4

Fragments of Sun


In this new opera about the life and crimes of Nero, incest and murder threaten the Emperor's rule over Rome. But can Nero's portrayal of his beloved heroes, Oedipus, Apollo and Hercules, help him to coerce the citizens of Rome into accepting that his acts are connected to godliness and power? From beyond the grave, through multimedia installations, his wife and mother try to persuade us otherwise.


Watch a short featurette of Fragments of Sun performed at the Tete a Tete Opera Festival, Riverside Studios, August 2012


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