• Marble City Opera @ Candoro Marble (map)
  • 4450 Candora Avenue
  • Knoxville, TN, 37920
  • United States

Nero Monologues

In an immersive audience experience, Nero Monologues journeys the inner workings of this notorious Roman emperor during his final hour. Ventriloquistic poetry by Geoffrey Lehmann is both spoken and set to music with a score by Peter James Learn. The new material is contrasted with Monteverdi and Handel excerpts in jarring reminiscence, while moments of vocal and instrumental improvisation lure the listener further into this story of a damaged, crazed artist as idealistic ruler. Inner Voices String Quartet collaborates to bring this story to life with soprano, Sarah Toth.