Stavros Niarchos Hall

Opera - Angelos Triantafyllou

July 2022
Δημιουργική Ομάδα

Giannis Asteris

Michalis Papapetrou

Elias Voudouris

Nikos Karathanos

Elli Papageorgakopoulou – Sotiris Melanos

Angelos Mentis

Movement coach
Amalia Bennett

Eliza Alexandropoulou

Video design
Pantelis Makkas

Chorus master
Agathangelos Georgakatos

Orchestra coordinator
Harris Lambrakis

65+ Choir mistress
Dimitra Papastavrou


With the participation of the GNO Orchestra and Chorus, 65+ Singers, the GNO Alternative Stage Intercultural Orchestra, and the 65+ Choir of the GNO Learning & Participation Department


Πρωταγωνιστές Παράστασης
Opera singers

Harris Andrianos, Theodora Baka, Yannis Kalyvas, Marina Krilovici, Kostis Rassidakis, Petros Salatas, Giorgos Samartzis

Savina Yannatou, Elli Paspala

65+ Singers
Yola Alexopoulou-Gasparinatou, Gabriel Adonelos, Lazaros Negas, Dimitrios Christodoulou, Georgios Christoulas

Ioanna Bitouni


Ticket prices: €15, €20, €25, €30, €35, €40, €45, €60
Students, children:€12
Limited visibility seats: €10


Αccording to the instructions of the Greek State, GNO’s venues at the SNFCC operate at a 100% capacity. Mask-wearing is mandatory upon entering and exiting the venue and throughout the duration of the performance.

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Stavros Niarchos Hall



Angelos Triantafyllou

Available Dates

  • 08, 10, 12, 13 Jul 2022

Opera • New production • GNO commission

Greek National Opera - Stavros Niarchos Hall
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

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

Lead Donor of the GNO & Production donor

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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.


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This new opera, commissioned by the Greek National Opera from the composer Angelos Triantafyllou, tackles the issue of loneliness faced by older adults. Triantafyllou, one of the most important of a new generation of composers emerging from the music theatre scene, tries his hand at opera for the first time, writing music for a libretto by Giannis Asteris. The composer notes: “Inland is an opera without acts and without scenes. It is an anthology piece consisting of islets –born one out of the other– that together follow the flow of a rushing river. From the start, my core inspiration was the death of the elderly out of loneliness, which in some countries, such as Japan, is a mass and sweeping phenomenon. This opera raises questions about old age, loneliness, illness, fragile familial relationships, and the mortality we must all face. The music of Inland walks the paths of a personal idiom formulated through my previous work in theatre, and through the genres and styles in which I was raised by the generations about which I now write. While there are solo pieces, duets, choral sections, and so on, the work does not strictly follow some established operatic form. My aim is not to reach some clearly defined style, nor some absolutely fixed structure. My aim is to tune myself in to the resonance I feel when I relive all the things that lie inside my memory, and all the things that are awakened inside me by the poetry of Giannis Asteris – we created this work together.”

Nikos Karathanos is one of Greece’s most important theatre directors. His instantly recognisable directorial vision is marked by sensitivity, musicality, and a desire to draw attention to the hidden meanings and notions that lie beneath. He notes: “Inland is about all those who, in the twilight of their lives, turned in on themselves and died of loneliness. About those whose corpses were discovered long after their deaths. About those who saw only Lupus –the constellation of the wolf– when they gazed up at the sky. It is about our parents. About auntie Evangeline, and old man Sylvester. About that stranger living across the street. About all those who passed away alone like single stars when their loneliness exploded with the power of a supernova.”