The American Revolution through film music



Stavros Niarchos Hall


The American Revolution through film music

As part of the tribute to the 2021 bicentennial of the Greek Revolution
  • 22, 23 Dec 2021

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) [].

With the support of the U.S. Embassy in Athens, in celebration of 200 years of friendship between the United States and Greece

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Your virtues, Americans, are close to ours, although a broad sea separates us... We feel you closer than our neighbouring countries and we consider you as friends, co-patriots and brothers, because you are fair, philanthropic and brave... Deciding to live or die for Liberty, we are drawn to you by legitimate sympathy; because Liberty chose to live in your land, as you are the only ones to worship her the way our forefathers worshipped her... So wrote the Greek military leader Petrobey Mavromichalis in 1821 to John Quincy Adams, Secretary of State of the United States, epitomising the feeling of affinity -widespread at the time- which elevated the American Revolutionary War to the status of progenitor and inspiration not only for the Greek War of Independence but also for the whole of the (per Hobsbawm) European age of revolution.

Epic in its scope and spectacular in its dramatic twists and turns, the American Revolutionary War has been the subject of -or historical setting for- an enormous number of motion pictures, made both within and outside of the official Hollywood production machine. Many of these films boast symphonic scores of outstanding quality and high-flown inspiration, thanks to the artistic input of distinguished, award-winning composers.

Through the compositions of master craftsmen (such as John Corigliano, John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Max Steiner, Bernard Herrmann, etc.) from the whole history of cinema -an era-defining industry for the United States during the whole of the 20th century and well into our own time, straddling as it does in unique ways the high and popular conceptions of art-, the Greek National Opera pays tribute to a revolution that historically preceded the Greek War of Independence, led, however, to the founding of a constitutional model of governance based on the example and ideals of the classical Greek republic.

Artistic Conception
Panaghis Pagoulatos

John Jeter

Speaker - Historian
Anna Karakatsouli

Margarita Varlamou

With the GNO Orchestra

Ticket prices: 15€, 20€, 30€, 35€, 42€, 50€, 55€, 70€
Students, children: 12€
Restricted view seats: 10€

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