“Don Giovanni” W.A. Mozart by GNO Herod Atticus Theatre 11 – 15 June 2014

“Don Giovanni” W.A. Mozart by GNO Herod Atticus Theatre 11 – 15 June 2014

For its first production in the summer of 2014 at the open-air Herod Atticus Theatre, the GNO has selected one of the greatest masterpieces of Western culture, Mozart’s Don Giovanni.

Through his music, Mozart evokes all of the phases experienced by a man who challenges God and takes his fate into his own hands. Nothing is as it seems in this emblematic piece, which heralded the advent of musical Romanticism in the most poignant way.

The production is directed by Yannis Houvardas, an acclaimed Greek director and until recently director of the Greek National Theatre. Houvardas has had extensive experience in directing operas at leading houses in Europe, such as at the operas of Gothenburg and Copenhagen. In Greece, this is the first time he is directing an opera and his first collaboration with the GNO.

For an opera like Don Giovanni which was so innovative for its time, Yiannis Houvardas’s incisive approach is greatly anticipated at the Roman-era amphitheatre.

Wolfgang Amadé Mozart
Don Giovanni
Conductor: Lukas Karytinos
Director: Yannis Houvardas
11, 13, 14, 15 June 2014

New production within the framework of the Athens Festival
Sets: Eva Manidaki
Costumes: Ioanna Tsami
Lighting: Lefteris Pavlopoulos
Chorus master: Agathangelos Georgakatos

Don Giovanni:  
    Franco Pomponi (11, 13/6)
     Dionyssis Sourbis (14, 15/6)
Donna Anna: Myrtò Papatanasiu (11, 13, 15/6)
     Francesca Dotto (14/6)
Don Ottavio:  Antonis Koroneos (11, 13, 15/6)
     Μusa Nkuna (14/6)
Il Commendatore:  Dimitri Kavrakos (11, 13, 15/6)
     Τassos Apostolou (14/6)
Donna Elvira: Cellia Costea (11, 13, 15/6)
     Μaria Luigia Borsi (14/6)
Leporello: Christophoros Stamboglis (11, 13, 15/6)
     José Fardilha (14/6)
Μasetto:  Petros Magoulas (11, 13, 14, 15/6)
Zerlina:     Maria Mitsopoulou (11, 13, 14, 15/6)

With the Orchestra and Chorus of GNO

Presale at: the Olympia Theatre Box Office (59-61, Akadimias str., tel.: 210 3662100)
the Greek Festival Box Office (39, Panepistimiou str., inside the Pesmazoglou Arcade, tel.: 210 3272000)
& online at www.greekfestival.gr, www.nationalopera.gr



Jun 05 2014


12:00 am - 12:00 am