STAVROS NIARCHOS FOUNDATION
364 Syggrou Avenue, Kallithea
12 July 2015
Open-air Municipal Theatre of Zografou
Starts at 21.00 |
Exclusive donorCarmen, Bizet's legendary opera, the production of the GNO's Suitcase Opera visits the Opean-air Municipal Theatre of Zografou, on Sunday 12 July. Carmen is one of the most famous operas worldwide, as its power, vivacity and simplicity moves the audiences through time. Love, passion and the need for freedom are structural elements of human nature, making this tragic story a classic one. Bizet's overwhelming tunes, superb arias and duets magically outline the tragic story and the emotions of the characters.
The plot of the opera revolves around the fiery feelings of Corporal Don José for Carmen, a gypsy girl. Her liberal views about love eventually lead her to death. Angela-Kleopatra Saroglou, the production's director, has transported the action to modern Spain through the aesthetics of Pedro Almodovar's film-making.
Eminent protagonists of the Greek National Opera feature in this production. The performance duration is 80 minutes, without intermission and with Greek surtitles. The Suitcase Opera started out in 2011. It is an initiative of the Greek National Opera; an artistic project aiming at attracting new audience and introducing it to the magic spell of the opera repertoire.
The Suitcase Opera production is flexible and travels to unusual places (cultural centres, museums, libraries, archaeological sites) supported by a fabulous cast of GNO soloists who, instead of an orchestra, will be accompanied by a pianist, whereas all its stage sets are being carried in a… suitcase.
Οpen-air Municipal Theatre of Zografou [Georgiou Zografou str. 17, entrance from St. George's church, tel. 210-7481396, 210-7786984]