Crossings Crossings
Alternative Stage
SEASON 2021/22 - Savina Yannatou & chórεs
2 & 3 April 2022
Δημιουργική Ομάδα

Savina Yannatou voice

Female vocal ensemble chórεs

Konstantina Giannopoulou, Maria Delaporta, Giota Dimitrakopoulou, Marina Emmanouilidou, Irini Zoutsou, Natalia Katsimani, Sofia Katsiouri, Nancy Klabatsa, Sissy Orfanidi, Alkmini Basakarou, Ino Pikioni, Natalia Routsolia, Marina Skoura, Danai Stergiou  


Nancy Klabatsa ancient lyre, Maria Delaporta quanun, Irini Zoutsou santur, Sofia Katsiouri violoncello

Curator: Kornilios Selamsis

Chórεs ensemble leader: Marina Satti

Chórεs ensemble musical director and voice coach: Simela Emmanouilidou

Chórεs ensemble production manager: Nadia Samara

Πρωταγωνιστές Παράστασης

In line with the restrictive measures for the protection of public health against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), it is noted that according to the instructions of the Greek State, GNO’s venues at the SNFCC will operate at a 100% capacity and only for persons who have been fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 (audience members need to present a respective valid certificate). Children from 4 to 17 years of age may present a certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 or a negative self-test result declaration, provided that the test has been taken within the last 24h.

The Greek National Opera does not collect or process any personal data during the certificate verification process.

– All measures to prevent overcrowding when entering and exiting the venue will apply, and mask-wearing is mandatory upon entering and exiting the venue and throughout the duration of the performance.

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Alternative Stage


Savina Yannatou & chórεs

Greek National Opera Alternative Stage
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Starts at: Saturday at 20.30 & Sunday at 19.30

Free admission upon priority vouchers that will be exclusively distributed from Wednesday 30 March, at 12.00, via ticket services.

Savina Yannatou and the chόrεs female vocal ensemble led by Marina Satti join forces for the first time on a programme that combines tradition, contemporary musical creation and improvisation in an indivisible whole based on the human voice. The programme, titled Crossings, is curated by Kornilios Selamsis.  

Crossings will be presented for two unique concerts on the Greek National Opera Alternative Stage at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center on Saturday 2 April at 20.30 and on Sunday 3 April at 19.30. Admission to the concert will be free upon priority vouchers that will be exclusively distributed from Wednesday 30 March, at 12.00, via ticket services.

Crossings is an anthology of works based on pre-existing songs and written especially for these concerts by four different composers: Greg Eleftheriou, Yiannis Maramathas, Filippos Sakagian and Gary Salomon. 

Running through the musical landmarks and history of the Mediterranean, these original songs – traditional folk songs or songs written by known composers –  turn into material for research and creation of new musical experiences and unexpected surprises in the hands of a younger generation of composers living in Greece and abroad.

Thus the music of the Corsican polyphony, the musical culture of Sephardic (Spanish-Jewish) refugees, the songs of Lena Platonos, the tradition of the early-20th-century Smyrna, and the oldest extant complete musical composition, Seikilos’ archetypical Epitaph, cross paths with elements and media envisioned and invented by contemporary composers. The programme comes complete with two historic choral transcriptions of Greek traditional folk songs by two distinguished composers, Alkis Baltas and Christos Samaras.

This unexpected combination of musical materials produces an original sonic world that hovers at the border between modernity and tradition.  






Η εκδήλωση «ΠΕΡΑΣΜΑΤΑ» ανήκει στην ενότητα του προγραμματισμού της Εναλλακτικής Σκηνής της ΕΛΣ με τον τίτλο «ΚΥΡΙΑΚΑΤΙΚΑ ΠΡΩΙΝΑ» που εντάσσεται στην Πράξη «ΦΕΣΤΙΒΑΛΙΚΕΣ ΕΚΔΗΛΩΣΕΙΣ ΕΝΑΛΛΑΚΤΙΚΗΣ ΣΚΗΝΗΣ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΣ» (MIS 5004053) με κωδικό 2017ΕΠΑ08510107 (Άξονας 06 του Ε.Π. «ΑΤΤΙΚΗ») και συγχρηματοδοτείται από το Ευρωπαϊκό Ταμείο Περιφερειακής Ανάπτυξης (ΕΤΠΑ) και από εθνικούς πόρους.