Club Heliogabalus Theme


Club Heliogabalus Theme (remix of overture to Eliogabalo)
scored for: electronics
duration: 5 minutes

Commissioned by/Premiere:

Gotham Chamber Opera and DJ Executive Realness (commission and world premiere)


Club Heliogabalus Theme

About the work:

For Gotham Chamber Opera's production of Eliogalao, a Cavalli opera detailing the lecerous lifestyle of Roman emperor Heliogabalus, the piece was updated and set in the infamous Lower East Side club The Box. Audiences entered into a nightclub atmosphere complete with burlesque dancers and disco tracks. Gotham Chamber Opera and DJ Executive Realness commissioned a remix created from an archival recording of the opera to transition from the preshow into the performance.