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Stavros Niarchos Hall
Andrea Chénier
SEASON 2021/22 - Umberto Giordano
January - February 2022
Δημιουργική Ομάδα

Philippe Auguin / Stathis Soulis (13/2)

Director – Sets – Costumes - Lighting
Nikos Petropoulos

Revival director
Ion Kessoulis

Fausta Mazzucchelli

Revival choreographer – Movement coach
Stratos Papanoussis

Revival lighting
Christos Tziogkas

Chorus master
Agathangelos Georgakatos


With the GNO Orchestra and Chorus, and members of the GNO Ballet

Πρωταγωνιστές Παράστασης

Andrea Chénier
Marcelo Puente (29/1 & 06, 10, 13/2)

Carlo Gérard
Elchin Azizov (29/1) / Dimitri Platanias (6, 10, 13/2) 

Maddalena di Coigny
Cellia Costea (29/1 & 6/2) / María José Siri (10, 13/2)

Marissia Papalexiou

La Contessa di Coigny
Chrysanthi Spitadi

Julia Souglacou

Harris Andrianos

Dionysios Sourbis (29/1 & 13/2) / Yanni Yannissis (6, 10/2)

Pietro Fléville
Vangelis Maniatis

George Mattheakakis

An Incroyable
Yannis Kalyvas (29/1 & 13/2) / Christos Kechris (6, 10/2)

The Abbé
Dionisios Melogiannidis

Vangelis Maniatis

Master of the household
Marinos Tarnanas / George Mattheakakis (6/2)

Dionisos Tsantinis




Ticket prices: €15, €20, €35, €40, €50, €55, €60, €90
Students, children:€15
Limited visibility seats: €10


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.

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– 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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Stavros Niarchos Hall

Andrea Chénier

Umberto Giordano

Opera • Revival

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


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This production, part of a tribute to the 2021 bicentennial of the Greek Revolution, is made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) [].




The Greek National Opera is opening 2022 with a revival of Umberto Giordano’s iconic opera Andrea Chénier inside the Stavros Niarchos Hall of the GNO at the SNFCC, conducted by Philippe Auguin and directed by Nikos Petropoulos. This opera tells the life story of French poet Andrea Chénier (1762-1794). In the year 1789, we find Chénier supporting the Revolution from within Paris’ aristocratic circles and joining the revolutionary movement alongside Gérard, who goes from being a servant of the aristocracy to becoming one of the leading figures of the sans-culottes, common people of the lower classes actively involved in the revolutionary political struggle (dubbed sans-culottes –literally “without breeches”– since, unlike the aristocracy who wore silk breeches cut below the knee, they wore long trousers called pantaloons). However, the love of these two men for the same women tips their friendship into rivalry. Three years later, when Chénier is arrested as a conspirator against the Revolution, Gérard drafts the charges indicting him. Though Gérard will later realise the error of his ways and try to free the poet, his efforts are in vain and Chénier is led to the guillotine.

The timeless values spotlighted by this opera, so artfully combined with the work’s intensely erotic and dramatic elements, and brought to the fore by Giordano’s captivating music, help explain why this particular opera has proven so very popular with audiences, right through to the present day. Performing the lead roles are such internationally acclaimed soloists as Marcelo Puente, Cellia Costea, María José Siri, Dimitri Platanias, and Elchin Azizov, among others.