Stavros Niarchos Hall

Ballet - Johan Inger / Rodion Shchedrin – Georges Bizet, Marc Álvarez

February 2024
Δημιουργική Ομάδα

Choreography: Johan Inger
Creation: Urtzi Aranburu
Dramaturg: Gregor Acuña-Pohl
Music: Rodion Shchedrin – Georges Bizet
Reorchestration of Bizet’s music: Álvaro Domínguez Vázquez
Music composition: Marc Álvarez

Conductor: Ektoras Tartanis
Sets: Curt Allen Wilmer and Leticia Gañán (AAPEE) with studio deDos
Costumes: David Delfín
Costume revival: Maria Luisa Ramos Corrales
Lighting: Tom Visser


Πρωταγωνιστές Παράστασης

Elena Kekkou (07, 14, 18/02/24) / Eleftheria Stamou (10, 15, 25/02/24)

Don José
Danilo Zeka (10, 15, 25/02/24) / Vangelis Bikos (07, 14, 18/02/24)

Yannis Mitrakis

Yannis Gantsios

Alicia Townsend

Erez: Stelios Katopodis
Αntonio: Kaito Takahashi
Mattia: Daniele Pecorari
Jacobo: Yorgos Hatzopoulos

Αleix: Stefano Pietragalla
Toby: Manex Alberdi

Allie: Christina Makridou (07, 14, 18/02/24) / Anna Frangou (10, 15, 25/02/24)
Aida: Marta Rivero de Miranda
Mar: Areti Noti
Sara : Zoi Schoinoplokaki
Μanuela: Marita Nikolitsa
Kayoko: Magda Koukou-Ferra
Agnes : Ariadni Filippaki

Daniele Pecorari
Yorgos Hatzopoulos


With the Orchestra of the Greek National Opera


Ticket prices: €15, €20, €30, €35, €42, €50, €55, €70
Students, children: €12
Limited visibility seats: €10




Stavros Niarchos Hall



Johan Inger / Rodion Shchedrin – Georges Bizet, Marc Álvarez

Available Dates

  • 07, 10, 14, 15, 18, 25 Feb 2024

Ballet • New production

Stavros Niarchos Hall of the Greek National Opera – SNFCC

Starts at: 19.30 (Sunday at: 18.30) | clock



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This production is made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) to enhance the GNO’s artistic outreach.

The Greek National Opera Ballet presents a new production of the ballet Carmen, choreographed by the great Swedish choreographer Johan Inger and first presented by the Compañía Nacional de Danza, Madrid in 2015.

Acclaimed dancer and choreographer Johan Inger –who has carved himself a long and exceptionally successful career, both at Nederlands Dans Theater and at other major European dance companies– created the ballet Carmen for the Compañía Nacional de Danza, where it proved highly popular. Inger took on the challenge and the opportunity of creating a new choreography for Bizet’s heroine –considered a symbol of love and freedom– and his prime concern was to offer up a new take on this famous story. To this end, he decided to focus on the issue of violence, approaching it through the eyes of a child. From this viewpoint, Inger invites audiences to watch the action through a filter of innocence.

The choreographer notes: “My Carmen is not only based on the female protagonist of the story; like Mérimée’s original, my ballet also focuses on Don José’s love sickness – on a man who, unable to accept the freedom of his beloved, sets forth on a path down to hell, driven by his primal instincts: passion and revenge. There is an element of mystery in this character: it could be a child, it could be Don José. It could even be us, with our primeval goodness lacerated by the experience of violence which, though short-lived, may have negatively influenced our lives and our ability to relate to others forever.

In this choreography by Inger, the ballet version of the Carmen story by Rodion Shchedrin – Georges Bizet enters into dialogue with music written by Marc Álvarez. The production also features dramaturgy by Gregor Acuña-Pohl, sets by Curt Allen Wilmer and Leticia Gañán, costumes by David Delfín, and lighting by Tom Visser.