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Premiere Monday 3 January 2022 | It will remain online until 31/7/2022 on GNOTV
Screenplay – Director – Music: Dimitris Baslam
Choreography: Ermis Malkotsis
Sets, costumes: Martha Foka
Sound recording, editing: Kostas Bokos – Studio 19
Sound design: Dimitris Baslam, Kostas Bokos
Editing: Thodoris Popeskou
Charitone Fuchs: Ermis Malkotsis
Narrator, Mr Lavrentis, Mr Select, Hebe, Mr Ambiguous, Mrs Rita: Michalis Valasoglou
Broadcaster: Dimitris Baslam
Musicians: Fotis Siotas (violin, viola) / Despina Spanou (cello) / Orestis Benekas (rhodes) / Tasos Mysirlis (cello) / Dimitris Baslam (guitar, synthesizer)
Directors of photography: Michalis Asthenidis, Fotis Zygouris, Grigoris Panopoulos
English subtitles: Angeliki Boura
6th Greek National Opera Online Festival for the whole family
The Bear and the Baritone on Other Planets
The festival will be streamed for free
GNO TV is a new strand of Greek National Opera’s programming, made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) [www.SNF.org] to enhance the Greek National Opera’s artistic outreach.
The Baritone’s Shoes is a musical video-performance for children and grown-ups, based on Dimitris Baslam’s book of the same title.
Mr Charitone was a Baritone, not a cook or a tailor or a butler or a furniture-maker; he was a well-preserved, courteous and always well-dressed Baritone. “Charitone Fuchs, it’s a pleasure to meet you!” he used to say, with a hint of pomposity when he introduced himself, while also taking, of course, the appropriate bow. “Lyric Baritone”, he would add. “Not melodic, lyric!” he would insist, emphasising the difference between them, if anyone asked him: “Seriously, what’s the difference, Mr Charitone?”. Then he would answer: “It’s just a matter of repertoire!”. To Mr Charitone, of course, it was just a matter of precision… A narrator, a dancer and three performers-musicians are on stage portraying all of the work’s characters. They move, communicate, and dance to eventually become Mr Charitone Fuchs, the Baritone.