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Stavros Niarchos Hall

The artist on the composer

Project on visual arts
  • 05 Jan 2019
  • 03, 10 Feb 2019

Greek National Opera - Stavros Niarchos Hall
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Music and Visual Arts Cycle in collaboration with NEON Organisation

Starts at: 18.30 & 20.30 | clock

A collaboration between the Greek National Opera and the Organization

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The project THE ARTIST ON THE COMPOSER is a long-term collaboration between the Greek National Opera and non-profit institution NEON ( focusing on the relationship between visual arts and opera.

The project brings together leading contemporary visual artists and filmmakers with live orchestral performance.

Through a newly commissioned work, each artist responds to the work of a classical composer stripped of the usual operatic traditions and storytelling; open to audiences that may not have engaged with opera before.

Unfolding inside an opera house emptied of sets and costumes, this abstract interaction is strengthened by what is left out, allowing the artists' individual responses to push musical performance and audience in new and different directions.

The first commission is to Greek artist Nikos Navridis.

Nikos Navridis was born in Athens. He studied architecture at the National Technical University of Athens and art at the Athens School of Fine Arts, where he is a professor since 2008. His work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in Greece and abroad. Selected exhibitions include: ANTIDORON. The EMST Collection, documenta 14, Fridericianum, Kassel (2017) / No Country for young menContemporary Greek art in time of Crisis. Bozar. Centre for Fine Arts Brussels (2014) / A Thousand Doors. Gennadius Library, Athens, ΝΕΟΝ & Whitechapel Gallery (2014) / / Between the optimism of the will and the pessimism of the intellect. 5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art (2015) / Try AgainFail Again. Fail Better. Aeschyleia 2013, Eleusis / The First Image, CRAC, Contemporary Art Center, Sete, France (2009) / TransexperiencesGreece 2008, 798 Space, Beijing, China / Take a deep breath, Tate Modern, London (2007) / Nuit Blanche2004, Hopital Saint Lazare, Paris, France / Nikos Navridis, Difficult Breaths, La Caixa Foundation, Madrid, Spain (2004) and many more in Sweden, Korea, Mexico, Japan and USA.  He has represented Greece in the international biennials of Venice (2001 & 2005), Instanbul (1997), S?o Paolo (1996) and Santa Fe, New Mexico (1999).


The following works will be presented:

Gy?rgy Kurt?g, Quasi una fantasia..., op. 27., no. 1
Gustav Mahler, Kindertotenlieder

Giorgos Ziavras

Nikos Navridis

Πρωταγωνιστές Παράστασης

Pavlina Andriopoulou, Olivia Thanasoula

Christos Tziogkas


Tassis Christoyannis (5/1: 18.30 & 10/2)
Dimitris Tiliakos (5/1: 20.30)
Lenia Safiropoulou (3/2)

With the GNO Orchestra


Ticket price: €10*
*All proceeds support the activities of the Greek National Opera.

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