Rigas' Flute: From absolutism to the Revolution



Alternative Stage


Rigas' Flute: From absolutism to the Revolution

Dimitris Kountouras / Flora Papadopoulou
  • 09 Dec 2021

Greek National Opera Alternative Stage
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Starts at20.30 |

As part of the tribute to the 2021 bicentennial of the Greek Revolution

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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) [].

The life and work of Rigas Feraios, poet of the revolutionary anthem Thourios, martyr of the Greek national cause and precursor of the Greek War of Independence, are widely known. Less well known, however, are his interest in music and his talents as a flute player. The programme of this tribute concert (featuring the distinguished early music specialists Dimitris Kountouras and Flora Papadopoulou) contains compositions from the rich chamber music repertoire of the transitional period between the absolutist Ancien Régime and the paradigm shift brought on by the French Revolution. Works for flute and harpsichord by Italian, French, Austrian and Greek composers, including variations on the revolutionary songs La Marseillaise and La Carmagnole by Giuseppe Cambini, airs published in the aftermath of the Revolution in the journal Chronique de Paris and compositions written in Vienna during the time of Rigas' revolutionary activity by composers such as Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf and Michael Haydn.

Dimitris Kountouras(transverse flute)

Flora Papadopoulou (baroque harp)

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Students, children: 10€

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