the wax doll tasos rosopoulos


7, 8, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23 March 2019
 

 

Premiere / Commissioned by the GNO Alternative Stage

 

Conductor: 

Nikos Vasiliou 
Libretto: Yannis Svolos, based on Konstantinos Christomanos' novel of the same title 
Director: Simos Kakalas


Greek National Opera Alternative Stage
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Starts at: 20.30


Set: Kenny Mc Lelan

Costumes: Claire Bracewell

Lighting: Simos Sarketzis
 

CONSTANTIN CHRISTOMANOS
Arkadios Rakopoulos

VERGINIA
Theodora Baka

NIKOS
Yannis Kalyvas

LIOLIA
Stelina Apostolopoulou

AUNTIE ELENGO
Julia Souglakou

MISSIS EVRIDIKI
Sofia Kyanidou

MISSIS DIMITRAENA
Lydia Angelopoulou

MISSIS ARISTIDAENA
Margarita Syngeniotou

BIBIKA
Lydia Zervanou

MIMIS
Dionysos Tsantinis

DINOS
Yannis Filias

DOCTOR, PRIEST
Dimitris Nalbandis

BEADLE, POLICEMAN
Kostis Mavrogenis

 

 

 

ERGON ENSEMBLE


Nikos Nikopoulos (flute)

Babis Taliadouros (percussion)

Kostas Panagiotidis (violin) 

Christos Sakellaridis (cembalo)

Nikos Tsoukalas (double bass)

Manos Ventouras (french horn)

 

 

 

additional musicians

George Arnis (double bass)

Marilena Dori (flute)

Ilias Skordilis (clarinet)

Alexandros Botinis (cello)

Fabiola Ochenda (cello)

Panos Iliopoulos (cembalo)

Artemis Vavatsika (bandoneon)

Corina Vougiouka (guitar)

Vagelis Vavilousakis (french horn)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The famous Wax Doll, the novel with which Konstantinos Christomanos breathed new life into the early 20th-century Greek literature, is refashioned into an opera by the celebrated composer Tasos Rosopoulos, commissioned by the Alternative Stage of the Greek National Opera and based on a libretto by Yannis Svolos.

In a deceptively idyllic Athens, the lyrical and emotionally invasive words of Christomanos unfold in a pessimistic mood the usual love story of some humble people until its tragic ending. Inspired by his writing, the composer remolds the Wax Doll into a music full of symbols, lyricism and a passionate lust for life, while revealing to us the pace at which Nature alternates death with resurrection.

@ ergon ensemble 2019
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