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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
Greek National Opera - Stavros Niarchos Hall
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
20th Century Cycle
Starts at: 11.00 |
GNO Lead donor
A co-production with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
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.