Musical Theatre Days - The princess of Sazan | Spyros Samaras


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Music Theatre Days / Alternative Stage

The princess of Sazan

Spyridon-Filiskos Samaras
  • 09, 12, 14 Jun 2019

Operetta in three acts 

Greek National Opera Alternative Stage
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center 

In cooperation with the Athens Municipality Musical Ensembles

Starts at: 20.30 |    

Spyros Samaras' The princess of Sazan (1915) is the second of the composer's three operas. It is a work that portrays the tensions of a turbulent period during which Greece was territorially expanded. Under the experienced direction of Victor Arditti, The princess of Sazan finds its way back to the stage after many decades, in a performance that measures up against this great work's political and entertaining aspects.


A part of the third cycle of the GNO Alternative Stage's 2019 Musical Theatre Days: Treasures of the Greek light musical theatre.


On a small barren island called Sazan, its few inhabitants have gathered at the village square to celebrate five years since the day princess Dolly took over the administration and turned the place into a peculiar princedom. However, the islanders do not seem so pleased. Gossip runs wild and the foreign domination gives rise to many objections and discussions. Princess Dolly is an eccentric rich American who bought the island from the Albanians and spends her money to satisfy her crazy tastes, while her government consists of a gang of embezzlers who flatter her weakness to serve their own interests, exploiting the island.
The grievances reach the princess's ears and she sends the prime minister, the chamberlain and the maid in honour to conduct a research on what the people think about her administration. They appear to the islanders disguised as foreigners, and the information they collect proves to be anything but flattering. Fortunately, the arrival of the princess herself, who gives away money to all her subjects and offers them rich spectacles, changes the mood of the people, who get excited and praise the beautiful and charming ruler. Two foreigners from Epirus stand out among the crowd at the fair. They are there because one of them, Vangos, is in love with the princess and wants to protect her from an imminent attack prepared by the Albanians against her island. He rushes to warn her about the lurking danger, and perhaps, confess his love to her. What follows is a series of tragicomic incidents culminating in a happy ending, far from mundane pettiness.

Michalis Papapetrou

Victor Arditti

Antonis Daglidis

Alexia Theodoraki

 Iris Nikolaou

Melina Mascha

Stavros Beris

Πρωταγωνιστές Παράστασης

Anna Stylianaki

Chryssa Maliamani

Christos Kechris

Nikos Kotenidis

Giannis Filias

Eleni Barkagianni

Dimitris Sigaios

Vaggelis Maniatis

Nikos Karagkiaouris 





Ticket prices: €15, €20
Students, children: €10

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