The emperor's nightingale | Lena Platonos

GREEK NATIONAL OPERA - SNFCC - ALTERNATIVE STAGE

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  • Friday 21 December 2018, 11:00 ALTERNATIVE STAGE The emperor's nightingale | Lena Platonos SELECT TICKETSAvailability:    
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EVENT INFORMATION

Alternative Stage

Lena Platonos



The emperor's nightingale

Opera for children and youth

A collaboration with the International Animation Festival & Agora Animasyros 

PREMIERE 17 OCTOBER 2018
17, 18, 21, 23 October 2018
4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 21, 22, 23, 29 November 2018
1, 2, 9, 21, 23, 27, 29, 30 December 2018
2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 January 2019

Greek National Opera Alternative Stage
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Morning performances – Start at: 11.00

Afternoon performances (1 & 8/12) – Start at: 18.30








Libretto Giorgos Voloudakis
Director Katerina Petsatodi
Animation Eirini Vianelli
Set designer Evangelia Therianou
Costumes Alexia Theodoraki
Sound designer Stergios Tsirliagos
Performing Niki Chaziraki, Giannis Filias, Nikos Kotenidis, Giorgos Roupas, Marilena Striftompola




Sponsor:  






    Founding Donor of the Alternative Stage:   



Weekdays for schools 10 €
Evenings & Weekends 12, 15 € / Students 10 €





    Founding Donor of the Alternative Stage:   
The musical fairy tale of the great Lena Platonos The emperor's nightingale, a work that “has never been presented live, due to its technical difficulties and operatic structure”, as she herself has mentioned, will be presented by the Alternative Stage of the Greek National Opera as its main opera production for children and youth, for 30 performances. It is an impressive production combining opera with animation. A collaboration with the Animasyros festival!
 
Following the great success of Thodoris Ampazis' opera Prince Ivan and the firebird, the children's opera of Lena Platonos, whose songs of Lilipoupoli have raised generations of children, sets the bar of expectations even higher.

Lena Platonos wrote The emperor's nightingale, a “musical fairy tale with operatic elements”, as she has described it, in 1989, based on Hans Kristian Andersen's fairy tale of the same name, to respond to the wish of counter-tenor Aris Christofellis. The libretto was written by the poet-biologist Giorgos Voloudakis. The work's recording featured top performers, such as Aris Christofellis, Savina Yannatou, Spyros Sakkas, Fragiskos Voutsinas etc. Platonos characterized the work's music as neo-impressionistic.

Andersen's fairy tale morphs into a parable about the relationship between art and technology, which nowadays is more topical than ever. The work's modern-day message, the co-existence of analogue and electronic music, the irresistible melodic lines of Platonos and the skilled vocal writing make The emperor's nightingale an ideal opportunity to acquaint children with the magical world of the lyric art.