WERTHER | Jules Massenet

GREEK NATIONAL OPERA - SNFCC

EVENT DETAILS

Greek National Opera

Advance Sales
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Cultural Center (SNFCC)
09.00 - 21.00 every day

Telephone Orders
Call center: (+30)2130885700
Bookings are made with the use of a credit card (Visa or MasterCard)

Online Orders
Online booking is powered by Ticket Services. Credit card charges are performed through the safe environment of Ticket Services (using SSL encryption)

Collecting your booked tickets
Tickets booked online or by phone are collected on the day of the performance at the theatre's box office by providing an ID or the credit card used.

You can also collect your tickets earlier at National Opera's box office at SNFCC.

E-Ticket
After purchasing your tickets online you may download them in PDF format and print them.


Tickets purchased online, by phone or at the box office cannot be refunded.

Children tickets
Children under 6 years old are not allowed (3 years old for children's performances)

Student tickets
For a student discount where applicable it is necessary to provide the student card on purchase (at the box offices) and also during admission.

For information regarding tickets with discounts and their availability, please contact the box office at (+30)2130885700

Contact Information
How to get to GNU at SNFCC:
https://www.nationalopera.gr/en/how-to-get-here

EVENT INFORMATION

Stavros Niarchos Hall
Opera

Werther

Jules Massenet
  • 10, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24 May 2020

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

French Opera Cycle

Starts at: 19.00 (Sundays: 18.30) | clock

The production is made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) to enhance the Greek National Opera's artistic outreach.

 

Production sponsor
elpe logo

 

An Opéra de Paris production / Original production of the Royal Opera House, London

 

The Greek National Opera will present a great world-class artistic event in May 2020. Jules Massenet's Werther brings the top mezzo-soprano of our time, Anita Rachvelishvili, to the Greek National Opera. She will tackle for the first time in her career the role of Charlotte in an already legendary production directed by the great French film director Beno?t Jacquot.

One of the most popular operas in the French repertoire, Werther was written about a century after Goethe's epistolary novel of the same title, upon which it is based, and it describes the dead-end love story between young Werther and Charlotte. The operatic Werther, which was met with huge success when it was written and has been translated in many languages and influenced the morals and fashion of the time, follows its own rules, keeping a distance from the original. It preserves the conflict with the social environment and social conventions, but sets aside the philosophical questions. The story of Goethe's hero inspired the French composer to write music of high lyricism and rare tenderness, with intense dramatic outbursts.

Jacquot's famous production first premiered in 2003 at the Royal Opera House, London, and then at the Opéra National de Paris. Critics and audience have repeatedly praised the suggestive scenic rendition of the dead-end love and the atmosphere created by each scene, following the mood shifts of Massenet's music. 

Anita Rachvelishvili, a true opera star, carves out a spectacular trajectory at the world's top opera houses with huge success and triumphant reviews by the biggest media of the planet. After her first enthralling appearance in Greece last July in GNO's production as Carmen, the sought-after Rachvelishvili -whom Riccardo Muti characterized as the «best mezzo on the planet nowadays» in a New York Times article titled «A young singer enthrals the world of opera»- received a standing ovation at the Metropolitan Opera House in the productions Aida and Adriana Lecouvreur, where she co-starred with Anna Netrebko, and at the Opéra National de Paris as Carmen. She also gave concerts with Jonas Kaufman and Daniel Barenboim, while next July she will make her Salzburg debut.

Conductor
Lukas Karytinos

Director
Beno?t Jacquot

Sets
Charles Edwards

Costumes
Christian Gask

Children's Chorus mistress
Konstantina Pitsiakou

Πρωταγωνιστές Παράστασης
Werther
Massimo Giordano
 
Charlotte
Anita Rachvelishvili
 
Albert
Dionysios Sourbis (10, 19, 21, 24/5)
Nikos Kotenidis (14, 17/5)
 
Le Bailli
Dimitris Kassioumis 
 
Schmidt
Niκοs Stefanou
 
Johann
Haris Andrianos 
 
Br?hlmann
Marinos Tarnanas 
 
Sophie
Vassiliki Karayanni 
 
K?thchen
Anna-Anastasia Smerou
 
With the GNO Orchestra, Chorus, Soloists and Children's Chorus


Ticket prices:15, 20, 35, 40, 55, 65, 70, 100 euros
Students, children: 15 euros
Limited visibility seats: 10 euros

Do we have your permission to store cookies to your browser? This way we and third parties (Google, Facebook etc) will be able to track your usage of our website for statistics and advertising reasons. You may read more on the cookies usage in our website clicking here.
Yes, I allow No, I don't