The Magic Pillows
Stavros Niarchos Hall
The Magic Pillows

Children's performances - George Dousis / Eugene Trivizas

November & December 2022
Δημιουργική Ομάδα

Nicolas Vassiliou

Natasha Triantafylli

Tina Tzoka

Ioanna Tsami

Movement director
Dimitra Mitropoulou

Giorgos Tellos

Children’s chorus mistress
Konstantina Pitsiakou

Πρωταγωνιστές Παράστασης

Christofer the Teacher
Nicolas Maraziotis

King Glorious the Omnificient
Nikos Kotenidis

Sir Syrup Superlick
Dionisios Melogiannidis

Baron Bulimian Lustblast
Vangelis Maniatis

Reptilious Serpentilious
George Mattheakakis

Kostis Rassidakis

Yannis Kavouras


Vocal ensemble
Olga Balomenou, Efi Papadopoulou, Anna Smerou, Vivi Sykioti, Dimosthenis Vlachos, Konstantinos Zabounis, Andreas Karaoulis, Stamatis Pakakis, Georgios Papadimitriou, Marinos Tarnanas, Dionisos Tsantinis


With a small orchestral ensemble and members of the GNO Children’s Chorus (as part of its educational mission)



Ticket prices: €8, €10, €12, €15, €20
Students, children: €12
Limited visibility seats: €5
Daily performances for schools: 12€


Stavros Niarchos Hall

Children's performances

The Magic Pillows

George Dousis / Eugene Trivizas

Available Dates

  • 11, 12, 13, 20, 30 Nov 2022
  • 01 Dec 2022

Opera for all the family • Revival

Stavros Niarchos Hall of the Greek National Opera – SNFCC


Matinée performances at 11.00 / Evening performances at 18.30 | clock


No matter what they take from you / there always still will be / something they can never touch / something yours to keep! / In times of woe and sorrow / your dreams shall ever be / a pot of gold, a hope to hold / your place of sanctuary!

The Magic Pillows –the hugely popular opera production for all the family– is returning to the Stavros Niarchos Hall to inject life into the dreams of young and old alike once more. This well-known work by Eugene Trivizas, which met with great success both as a novel (translated into many other languages, and the winner of numerous awards) and as a theatre play, was adapted by the author himself to debut as an opera for all the family, with music by George Dousis. This production is made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) to enhance the GNO’s artistic outreach.

This hopeful, moving, and meaningful fairy tale by Trivizas tells the story of some children at an unloved school and their inspiring teacher, who together take a stand against the greedy King Glorious the Omnificent, quite determined to reclaim their lost dreams.

The emotionally rich and melodious music of George Dousis winningly winds its way around breath-taking palace halls, neglected classrooms, and gloomy emerald mines, breathing life into this spirited band of characters. Meanwhile, the fast-paced, funny, and emotion-filled staging by Natasha Triantafylli goes straight to the poetic heart of this redemptive and limitlessly rich classic tale. As the director herself notes: “The Magic Pillows is a story that shows us anew what stuff we are made of – courage and high spirits and zest for life. Stuff that sits, secret and eternal, deep inside us and can never be wiped out by the injustices of the world. Stuff that makes you gaze up at the sky and realise you are great, no matter how small! Such stuff as dreams are made on!