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? Through multimedia installations, his wife and mother try to persuade us otherwise.

Project information

  • Performed at Tête á Tête Opera Festival, Riverside Studios, August 2012
  • Concept, Direction and Composition by Effy and Litha Efthymiou
  • Libretto by James Hogg