Johann Strauss junior’s Die Fledermaus is the work with which we will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Greek National Opera, since the famous operetta was the inaugural work of the Greek National Opera that premiered on the stage of the National Theatre on 5 March 1940.
It is a work inscribed in the Greek National Opera’s DNA, which has been interpreted by some of its most important protagonists and has been timelessly loved by its audience. It is a work that has been “hellenified”, as one would say, through its so tight identification with the musico-theatrical life of post-war Greece and of the National Opera in particular.
The production that was first presented in 2014 at the Olympia Theatre, directed by Alexandros Efklidis, transfers the action of the work to the bourgeois living rooms of Athens and the cabanas of the Asteras Vouliagmenis resort, during the ’60s. In fact, the party of the Soviet ambassador Orlovsky takes place on 20 April 1967 in the evening, on the eve of the military coup. The dawn finds our heroes behind bars.
Feb 7, 9, 23
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