Orphée aux enfers /Orpheus in the Underworld
Greek National Opera |

Orpheus in the Underworld is a landmark in the history of operetta, for one of the biggest accomplishments of Jacques Offenbach, a composer who since the mid-19th century contributed more than anyone else to the triumphant success of the genre of operetta. The original version of Orphée was composed in 1858 and marks Offenbach’s first treatment of Greek mythology. The Olympian gods are represented as promiscuous merrymakers of Paris of the 19th century and therefore Orpheus in the Underworld is a comment, which in fact remains classic, of the social mores and immorality of the upper class and aristocracy. The operetta is staged by the Opera Studio of the Greek National Opera and is directed by Stephan Grögler. Indeed, this is the first, abridged version of the work’s presentation that is in progress. Its full version will be staged during the coming season by the GNO’s ensembles. Nikos Vassiliou, the Director of Studies, is the répétiteur and conductor of the project.

In French with greek surtitles

Jacques Offenbach
Operettta “in progress”

Orphée aux enfers [Orpheus in the Underworld]

Conductor: Nikos Vassiliou
Director – sets: Stephan Grögler

Libretto adaptation: Pierre-Henri Loÿs
Costumes: Véronique Seymat 
Lighting: tba
Sound design: Nathaniel Méchaly

Opinion Publique:
Ioanna Kokovika (15/7)
Stella Kavvadia (16/7)
Orphée: Yannis Christopoulos (15, 16/7)
Eurydice: Erophile Papadogia (15/7)
Elisabeth-Nefeli Papageorgiou (16/7)
Pluton: Nikolaos Katsigiannis (15, 16/7)
Cupidon: Christina Asimakopoulou (15/7)
Ioanna Karamolegou (16/7)
Jupiter: Nikos Masourakis (15, 16/7)
Junon: Lydia Angelopoulou (15, 16/7)
Multitalent: Arkadios Rakopoulos (15, 16/7)
Vocal ensemble: Christina Asimakopoulou (16/7), Stella Kavvadia (15/7), Ioanna Karamolegou (15/7), Ioanna Kokovika (16/7), Elisabeth-Nefeli Papageorgiou (15/7), Erophile Papadogia (16/7), Marialena Varela (15, 16/7), Demosthenes Vlachos (15, 16/7)

Piano: tba / Violin: tba

15, 16 July 2015

Olympia Theatre
Performances begin at 20.00
Free entrance for priority coupon holders. Coupons will be distributed one hour prior the starting time of the performance at the entrance of the Olympia Theatre
    Akadimias 59-61, 10679 Athens
    Panepistimio METRO Station
    Box Office
    Tuesday to Sunday 9.00-21.00
    Tel.: +30 210 3662100
    Fax: +30 210 3662019

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