The princess and the pea
Greek National Opera
364 Syggrou street, Kallithea, 17674

The princess and the pea

Children's opera

Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale about the princess who was sensitive enough to be disturbed by a pea hidden underneath a huge pile of mattresses, inspired Austrian composer Ernst Toch to create a children’s opera, first presented in 1927.

25 November, 2018 to 19 December, 2018
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Ernst Toch

The princess and the pea

Conductor-translation: Nicolas Vassiliou
Director-choreography: Apostolia Papadamaki

PREMIERE 25 NOVEMBER 2018
25, 27, 28, 30 November 2018
14, 16, 18, 19 December 2018

Opera for children
20th CENTURY CYCLE

Greek National Opera - Stavros Niarchos Hall
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Starts at: 11.00

Set designer-projections: Petros Touloudis
Costumes: Ioanna Tsami
Lighting: Valentina Tamiolaki

Cast (in alphabetical order)

The King: Dionysos Tsantinis (25, 28/11 & 14, 18/12) - Alexandros Loutas (27, 30/11 & 16, 19/12)
The Queen: Gina Fotinopoulou (25, 28/11 & 14, 18/12) - Myrto Bocolini (27, 30/11 & 16, 19/12)
The Prince: Yannis Kalyvas (25, 28/11 & 14, 18/12) - Dionyssis Melogiannidis (27, 30/11 & 16, 19/12)
The Chancellor: Kostis Mavrogenis (25, 28/11 & 14, 18/12) - Georgios Papadimitriou (27, 30/11 & 16, 19/12)
The Minister: Stamatis Beris (25, 28/11 & 14, 18/12) - Yannis Kavouras (27, 30/11 & 16, 19/12)
The Nurse: Margarita Syngeniotou (25, 28/11 & 14, 18/12) - Marina Kolyva (27, 30/11 & 16, 19/12)
The unknown Princess: Maria-Christina Asimakopoulou (25, 28/11 & 14, 18/12) - Chrysanthi Chachoulia (27, 30/11 & 16, 19/12)

With the participation of a 30-member musical ensemble

Ticket prices: Weekdays for schools: €12
Sundays: €12, €15, €18, €20, €25, €30
Students, reduced: €12 / Limited visibility: €5

Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale about the princess who was sensitive enough to be disturbed by a pea hidden underneath a huge pile of mattresses, inspired Austrian composer Ernst Toch to create a children’s opera, first presented in 1927.

To render the allegorical fairy tale, Toch, who received the Pulitzer Prize for his Third Symphony (1954), employs the musical language of his time while simultaneously making use of past forms, arias, duets etc. The enchanting opera was an immediate success and it has ever since been integrated into the repertory of most opera houses worldwide.

Apostolia Papadamaki, attempts to visualise Toch’s music with the aim of creatively communicating it to children’s audiences.

Venue: 
Greek National Opera Stavros Niarchos Hall / Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Hours: 
09.00-21.00
Special remarks: 
Parking
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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