March of the Spirit and Songs by Mikis Theodorakis



Stavros Niarchos Hall


March of the Spirit and Songs by Mikis Theodorakis

  • 05 Oct 2022

Concerts - Mikis Theodorakis tribute cycle

Stavros Niarchos Hall of the Greek National Opera - SNFCC

Starts at: 19.30 | clock

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The Mikis Theodorakis tribute cycle continues as part of our 2022/23 season.

On 5 October 2022, the legendary singer Maria Farantouri will perform March of the Spirit with GNO bass soloist Tassos Apostolou, and a selection of songs by Mikis Theodorakis with Thodoris Voutsikakis, all conducted by Stathis Soulis and with the participation of the GNO Orchestra and Chorus. Coming after the Axion Esti, March of the Spirit is Theodorakis' second la?kó (popular -as in, of the people- or folk) oratorio, composed back in 1969 in the village of Zatouna in Arcadia, where he had been banished and placed under house arrest by the Greek dictatorship of the time. Championing melodic simplicity and the use of folk instruments, and based on a patriotic poem by Angelos Sikelianos, the piece sought to send a clear message of opposition to the regime. The second part of the concert will see the performance of a series of Theodorakis' most popular songs, orchestrated to be played by a large symphony orchestra - everything from Streets of old, The Song of Songs and The laughing lad to The beautiful city and Dawn is breaking.

Stathis Soulis

Yannis Belonis, Yannis Samprovalakis, Alexandros Livitsanos, Teo Lazarou

Sound engineer
Dimitris Bourboulis

Chorus master
Agathangelos Georgakatos

Maria Farantouri, Tassos Apostolou, Thodoris Voutsikakis

With the GNO Orchestra and Chorus

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


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