The Fairy Queen

GREEK NATIONAL OPERA - SNFCC - ALTERNATIVE STAGE

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  • Friday 27 April 2018, 20:30 ALTERNATIVE STAGE The Fairy Queen SELECT TICKETSAvailability:    
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EVENT INFORMATION

Alternative Stage

Henry Purcell

The Fairy Queen

Baroque opera

Conductor: Markellos Chryssicos
Director-sets-costumes: Giannis Skourletis / bijoux de kant

With: Haris Andrianos, Fani Antonelou, Yannis Kalyvas, Theodora Baka, Nikos Spanos

PREMIERE 27 APRIL 2018
27, 28, 29 April 2018
4, 5, 6, 11, 12 May 2018

Greek National Opera Alternative Stage
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Starts at: 20.30


Ticket prices 18, 25 € / Students, children 12 €

Over recent decades, major theaters worldwide have been including baroque opera productions in their repertoires, thereby filling an historical gap. The GNO's Alternative Stage aims to make the baroque repertoire one of the key pillars of its activities, given that the Hall is ideal for the requirements of the genre in terms of size and acoustics. 
The first work to enter the GNO Alternative Stage's repertoire in the 2017-2018 season comes not from the Italian or French repertoire which dominated the baroque period, but from the singular English baroque. The Fairy Queen has been characterized as a semi-opera or masque, because in effect it is stage music written by England's most important baroque composer, Henry Purcell (1659-1695) for an adaptation of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream written by Thomas Betterton, the most important Restoration playwright. Purcell's work has little in common with Shakespeare's since no verses from the playwright are there. However, it is an example of the music theater genius of the composer of Dido and Aeneas, and his rich imagination which brings life to allegorical forms and gives shape to the libretto's loose plot.
Giannis Skourletis (along with bijoux de kant), a highly idiosyncratic director with a strongly baroque sense of aesthetics, was charged with directing and creating the visuals for Purcell's fairytale. The work is conducted by Markellos Chryssicos.