Children's performances

Ernst Toch

The princess and the pea

Conductor-translation: Nicolas Vassiliou
Director-choreography: Apostolia Papadamaki


PREMIERE 25 NOVEMBER 2018
25, 27, 30 November 2018
13, 14, 16, 18, 19 December 2018

Opera for children
20th CENTURY CYCLE

Greek National Opera - Stavros Niarchos Hall
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Starts at: 11.00

Sets: Petros Touloudis
Costumes: Ioanna Tsami
Lighting: Valentina Tamiolaki

 
The King: Dionysos Tsantinis (25/11 & 13, 14, 18/12) Alexandros Loutas (27, 30/11 & 16, 19/12)
The Queen: Gina Fotinopoulou (25/11 & 13, 14, 18/12) Myrto Bocolini (27, 30/11 & 16, 19/12)
The Prince: Yannis Kalyvas (25/11 & 13, 14, 18/12) Dionyssis Melogiannidis (27, 30/11 & 16, 19/12)
The Chancellor: Kostis Mavrogenis (25/11 & 13, 14, 18/12) - Georgios Papadimitriou (27, 30/11 & 16, 19/12)
The Minister:  Stamatis Beris (25/11 & 13, 14, 18/12) Yannis Kavouras (27, 30/11 & 16, 19/12)
The Nurse: Margarita Syngeniotou (25/11 & 13, 14, 18/12) Marina Kolyva (27, 30/11 & 16, 19/12)
The unknown Princess: Maria-Christina Asimakopoulou (25/11 & 13, 14, 18/12) Chrysanthi Chachoulia (27, 30/11 & 16, 19/12)


With the participation of a 30-member musical ensemble

With the participation of the students of the GNO Professional School of Dance: Nikos Damo, Loukas Theodosopoulos, Apostolos Kousinas, Konstantina Liodou, Anna-Maria Makropoulou, Nina Michailidou, Noni Boufi, Elena Myriagou, Marita Nikolitsa, Michalis Pinos, Christos Pomonis, Stathis Tzouvaras, Rea Tsantouri, Petros Tsofyllas



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Ticket prices: Weekdays for schools: €12
Sundays: €12, €15, €18, €20, €25, €30
Students, reduced: €12 / Limited visibility: €5

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Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale about the princess who was sensitive enough to be disturbed by a pea hidden underneath a huge pile of mattresses, inspired Austrian composer Ernst Toch to create a children’s opera, first presented in 1927.

To render the allegorical fairy tale, Toch, who received the Pulitzer Prize for his Third Symphony (1954), employs the musical language of his time while simultaneously making use of past forms, arias, duets etc. The enchanting opera was an immediate success and it has ever since been integrated into the repertory of most opera houses worldwide.

Apostolia Papadamaki, attempts to visualise Toch’s music with the aim of creatively communicating it to children’s audiences.





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