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DIRECTOR - SETS - COSTUMES
ARTISTIC COLLABORATOR, DRAMATURGY
Giuseppe Di Iorio
Antonis (Αnthony) Koroneos
With the GNO Orchestra and Chorus
21, 28, 31 January 2015
4 February 2015
Megaron, the Athens Concert Hall - Alexandra Trianti Hall
Performances begin at 18.30 |
Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, one of the greatest works of the world's music literature, will be staged for the first time in Greece, in a full, indoor staging with local musicians and the Greek National Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by GNO Artistic Director, Myron Michailidis. This pivotal romantic masterpiece is a major œuvre, full of bursting emotions, and the novelties in its harmonic structure changed the course of music.
Director Yannis Kokkos points out: "The opera Tristan und Isolde, an ode to the night during which Eros and Thanatos [death] embrace each other in order to tear down the limits of time and space, is also a drama of private moments. On stage, the Wagnerian heroes – who incarnate in secret the composer's troubles with regard to love and to philosophical obsessions – experience the anguish of betrayal, infidelity and the hopelessness of an absolute love that strikes a blow to the world's rational order. This intentional escape towards death is dominated by the pleasure of annihilation – a paramount idea of Romanticism. The images, lighting and gestures attempt to impart substance to one of the most wonderful pieces of music ever composed."