Greek Countrywide Opera Streams DON GIOVANNI

Don Giovanni, Greek Countrywide Opera’s new intercontinental co-generation, starts its journey from Athens and GNO Television.

A even though right before being introduced by the Göteborg Opera and the Royal Danish Opera, Don Giovanni arrives to nationalopera.gr/GNOTV/en from 14 February.

Mozart’s Don Giovanni is the 1st of Greek Nationwide Opera’s intercontinental co-productions scheduled to be established and premiere in Athens, and then journey to the other two opera properties collaborating in the co-manufacturing. Because of to the pandemic the manufacturing was not presented to a reside audience, but it was video clip recorded in the Stavros Niarchos Corridor and its environment premiere will be presented on GNO Tv. The effectiveness will be out there on nationalopera.gr/GNOTV/en from 14 February 2021. Then, as scheduled, it will be offered in Göteborg in 2021 and in Copenhagen in 2022. Don Giovanni’s creation and GNO Tv set were being built doable by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) [www.SNF.org] to enhance the Greek National Opera’s artistic outreach.

One of the greatest milestones of the operatic repertoire, Don Giovanni is a challenge not only for opera singers but also for the innovative crew called on to phase it. Mozart’s exceptionally imaginative new music conveys all the elements of the program of a person who fights with God and usually takes his destiny in his personal hands, when handling to join the planet of the nobles with the comedian characters, in an unprecedented way. In this emblematic do the job absolutely nothing is as it looks, since ambiguity runs by way of each the libretto and the tunes. The story is about the amorous adventures of the philanderer Spanish nobleman, Don Giovanni. In a single of them, he makes an attempt to rape Donna Anna. In his work to escape, he kills her father, who then returns from the environment of the lifeless to choose revenge. As Don Giovanni does not repent for his steps, he is led to Hell.

The sets and costumes of the new production of Don Giovanni have been designed totally in GNO’s development workshops, rehearsals took put in October and November 2020 in GNO’s rehearsal halls, and the efficiency was video recorded in mid-December in the Stavros Niarchos Corridor. The creation was online video recorded by a point out-of-the-artwork eight-camera procedure and directed employing distinctive filmmaking strategies, in get to provide a superior-excellent viewing and listening encounter to the audience. The overall performance will be introduced on GNO Television set and subtitles will be readily available in Greek, English and French.

The manufacturing is done by Australian conductor Daniel Smith and directed by John Fulljames, with the participation of the Orchestra and Chorus of the Greek Nationwide Opera and starring distinguished Greek soloists Tassis Christoyannis, Vassiliki Karayanni, Yannis Christopoulos, Petros Magoulas, Anna Stylianaki, Tassos Apostolou, Nikos Kotenidis and Chrissa Maliamani.

John Fulljames is the creative director of the Royal Danish Opera, previous deputy creative director of the Royal Opera Residence, London, and founder and inventive director of the avant-garde British creative business The Opera Team. He has directed performances at the world’s greatest opera homes, these as La Scala, Milan, Covent Backyard, Teatro Genuine in Madrid, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, etcetera. The director, who sets the opera’s action in a modern-working day lodge, in the microcosm of a city where by the personal becomes general public and the keep lasts only a restricted time, notes: “Don Giovanni is an enduring opera due to the fact it has so quite a few elements there is broad humour and wonderful theatrical established items, all in a darkish thriller about a seducer who will have to be stopped. It is about how we live together in society and, as ever with opera, about how we deal with loss of life. The climax is the extended-awaited death of Don Giovanni himself as he chooses dying, hell even, above denying who he is. His loss of life is an expression of order reasserting alone more than the unrestrained liberty he signifies”.

The persons who labored together with Fulljames for Don Giovanni’s impressive staging are affiliate director Aylin Bozok, set designer Dick Chook who built the extraordinary sets representing all the facets of a metropolis hotel, costume designer Annemarie Woods, choreographer Maxine Braham, lights designer Fabiana Piccioli, movie designer Will Duke and video clip programmer Dan Trenchard.

Tickets for the online streaming of Don Giovanni price tag 10 euros and can be ordered on ticketservices.gr/en, on https://tickets.general public.gr/ or by cell phone from the GNO Box Place of work (tel: +30 2130885700).

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