The Marriage of Figaro
Greek National Opera
364 Syggrou street, Kallithea, 17674

The Marriage of Figaro

Opera

The Marriage of Figaro, the first of Mozart’s three operas to a libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, returns to the Greek National Opera. Based on Beaumarchais’s comedy La folle journée, ou le Mariage de Figaro, the work was first presented in Vienna in 1786, a few years before the French Revolution.

23 March, 2019 to 20 April, 2019
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Marriage of Figaro

Conductors: Marios Papadopoulos (23, 27, 29, 31/3 & 12/4)
- Giorgos Balatsinos (14, 17, 20/4)
Director: Alexandros Efklidis

PREMIERE 23 MARCH 2019
23, 27, 29, 31 March 2019
12, 14, 17, 20 April 2019

MOZART CYCLE

Greek National Opera - Stavros Niarchos Hall
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Starts at: 19.30 (Sundays at 18.30)

Dramaturg - Collaborating Director: Angela-Kleopatra Saroglou
Sets: Yiannis Katranitsas
Costumes: Ioanna Tsami
Lighting: Melina Mascha
Movement: Konstantinos Rigos
Chorus master: Agathangelos Georgakatos

Count Almaviva
Dimitris Tiliakos (23, 29/3 & 12, 14/4)
Dionyssis Sourbis (27, 31/3 & 17, 20/4)

Countess Almaviva
Maria Mitsopoulou (23, 29/3 & 12, 14/4)
Myrsini Margariti (27, 31/3 & 17, 20/4)

Susanna
Vassiliki Karayanni (23, 29/3 & 12, 14/4)
Chrissa Maliamani (27, 31/3 & 17, 20/4)

Figaro
Panagiotis Economou (23, 29/3 & 12, 14/4)
Yannis Selitsaniotis (27, 31/3 & 17, 20/4)

Cherubino
Artemis Bogri (23, 29/3 & 12, 14/4)
Miranda Makrynioti (27, 31/3 & 17, 20/4)

Marcellina
Elena Kelesidi (23, 29/3 & 12, 14/4)
Despoina Skarlatou (27, 31/3 & 17, 20/4)

Bartolo
TBA
Dimitris Kassioumis

Basilio
Nikos Stefanou (23, 29/3 & 12, 14/4)
Christos Kechris (27, 31/3 & 17, 20/4)

Don Curzio
Stamatis Beris (23, 29/3 & 12, 14/4)
Dionyssis Melogiannidis (27, 31/3 & 17, 20/4)

Antonio
Kostis Rasidakis
TBA

With the GNO Orchestra and Chorus

Ticket prices: €15, €20, €30, €35, €42, €50, €55, €70
Students, reduced: €15 / Limited visibility: €10

The Marriage of Figaro, the first of Mozart’s three operas to a libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, returns to the Greek National Opera. Based on Beaumarchais’s comedy La folle journée, ou le Mariage de Figaro, the work was first presented in Vienna in 1786, a few years before the French Revolution. The libretto reflects the era’s unrest and the tension in the relations between different social classes: on the one hand the count and the countess and on the other hand their servants, Susanna and Figaro. Mozart’s masterly music outlines each character by simple means. Apart from the usual arias for each role and the duets between them, the composer creates incredibly imaginative ensembles, like the famous septet in Act Two: starting with one, then two, three, four, five, six and in the end seven characters discuss with each other during a thrilling music part, which lasts for twenty minutes without, however, losing its clarity and power. But above all, it is a work whose characters are principally humane, with all their aspects, both positive and dark ones, equally brought out into the light.

The director of the production and artistic director of the GNO Alternative Stage, Alexandros Efklidis, notes: “The Marriage of Figaro, as well as the rest of the works resulting from the Mozart-Da Ponte cooperation, often suffer from their unquestionable classification as timeless masterpieces: their playful, comic and even farcical character, is outweighed before the dazzle caused by their musical genius as well as the density of meanings co-articulated through the ideal co-existence of music and speech. This new production of the work for the Greek National Opera focuses on Mozart’s comic, yet paradoxical world of opera and attempts to bring out the subtleties of the composer’s musico-dramatic genius. Within a movie set which reflects a universe of retro paradoxicality, Mozart’s heroes morph into cogs in a strange world, put together by the opera’s theatrical details; meanwhile, emphasis is given on the timeless struggle for social climbing and decency.”

Hours: 
09.00-21.00
Special remarks: 
Parking
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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