A Celebratory Double Bill at the Greek National Opera

In a special double bill to mark the 1821 Revolution, the Greek National Opera will present “Greek Dances” and “Despo” on October 16, 17, 23 & 24.


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Greek National Opera

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
364 Syngrou, Kallithea, Athens
tel. (+30) 216.809.1000
www.snfcc.org

Marking the bicentennial of the 1821 Revolution, the Greek National Opera presents a double bill comprising two remarkable pieces that represent the Ionian and National schools of music.

“Greek Dances” by Nikos Skalkottas (1904-1949) is a fusion of modernistic and Greek folk music elements, and choreographed anew by Patricia Apergi, Linda Kapetanea and Jozef Frucek.

The second part features Paolo Carrer’s “Despo,” which was based on a play by Antonios Manousos that was penned in 1875 and was regarded as the first Hellenic melodrama, conducted by Yorgos Ziavras and directed by Yorgos Nanouris.

For tickets and details about attendance at the Stavros Niarchos Hall, visit nationalopera.gr.

This article was previously published at ekathimerini.com.


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