Conductor Andreas Tselikas – Elias Voudouris
PREMIERE 22 NOVEMBER 2017
22, 24, 25, 26 November 2017
3, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 31 December 2017
Greek National Opera - Stavros Niarchos Hall
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Starts at 20:00
(on 31/12 at 19.00)
Choreography Pontus Lidberg
Set design-costumes Patrick Kinmonth
With the Orchestra, Principal Dancers, Soloists and Principals and the Corps de Ballet of the Greek National Opera
Ticket prices: 15, 20, 30, 40, 45, 60
Students, reduced: 12
Limited visibility seats: 10
The dance version of Charles Perrault’s famous tale set to music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was first staged in 1890 and since then has remained exceptionally popular worldwide.
The Greek National Opera, which has previously presented classic choreographies of the work, now presents an impressive new version from two acclaimed artists for its first artistic period at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center: the well-known Swedish choreographer, film maker and dancer Pontus Lidberg who has worked with the New York City Ballet, the Monte Carlo Ballet and the Dresden Opera as well as other major organizations, and the acclaimed British set and costume designer, Patrick Kinmonth, recognized as a multi-faceted persona in the world of the visual arts, opera, fashion, photography, with an extensive range of artistic accomplishments to his name, from British Vogue’s creative director to set and stage designs for operas and ballets for some of the world’s leading opera houses.
Lidberg/Kinmonth’s version of Sleeping Beauty follows the tale as we move through the four seasons of the year, symbolizing birth, love, life, and death. This particularly impressive production with its brightly-colored sets, which dance in tandem with the dancers from the Greek National Opera’s Corps de Ballet, takes an utterly modern approach to choreography while engaging in dialogue with the style of classical ballet.