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23 May
20:00
Olympia City Music Theatre “Maria Callas”
5,00€ - 40,00€
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PENELOPE

Athens State Orchestra & City of Athens Chorus

CYCLE: FAURE

Opera in three acts 

Concert version 

 

Mysterious, still transparent, like a child’s eyes: these are the words that philosopher Vladimir Jankélévitch uses to describe the music by Gabriel Fauré. In his mature period, the composer, fascinated by Greek Antiquity, draws inspiration from “Odyssey” for his musical drama “Pénélope”, based on a libretto by René Fauchois. The unwavering loyalty of Pénélope, the return of Odysseus to his homeland and the merry conclusion of the myth after the slaughter of the suitors weave an enticing musical universe, echoing the influence by both Gluck and Wagner.  

“Pénélope” is the composer’s only opera and is presented for the first time in Greece: the Athens State Orchestra, within the frame of its collaboration with Olympia, and a brilliant cast of French and Greek singers breathe life to the epic heroes, rendering the subtle psychological nuances of the narrative. Among the artists, Olympia welcomes back conductor Pierre Dumoussaud and soprano Catherine Hunold, after their acclaimed performances in the opera “Soeur Béatrice” by Dimitri Mitropoulos.

 

Conductor: Pierre Dumoussaud 

Lighting desing: Christina Thanasoula

Répétiteur: Dimitris Yakas

 

Pénélope: Catherine Hunold

Ulysse: Julien Henric

Euryclée: Anaïk Morel

Eumée/Eurymake: Jérôme Boutillier

Antinoüs: Vassilis Kavayas

Léodès: Yannis Filias

Ctésippe: Yannis Selitsaniotis

Pisandre: Anthony Kordopatis

Cléone: Chryssanthi Spitadi

Mélantho: Elana Maragkou  

Phylo: Marilena Striftombola 

Alkandre/Eurynome: Diamanti Kritsotaki 

Lydie/un pâtre: Annie Fassea 

 

Image: ©MIKHAIL NILOV

 

In collaboration with the Athens State Orchestra 

 

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Zone D (Students, families with more than 3 children, people up to 25, unemployed, people over 65) €10

Zone C €15

Zone B €20

Zone A €25

Distinguished Zone €40

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