Aesop's Fables

This performance was based on an original idea of artist Manolis Charos, as part of his exhibition at the Benaki Museum, in September 2011. In Oper(O)’s production of Aesop’s Fables, the archetype Fable characters meet original opera heroes. Oper(O) make references to opera heroes and use reactions and behavioural patterns of lyric drama characters to interpret the well-known classic fairytale motifs. Opera heroes turn into well-known fairy tale characters and engage in an enchanting dialogue with Aesop and the paintings of Manolis Charos.


Youli Kallivretaki

Art Director & Video:

Manolis Charos

Costume Design:

Franka Papandreou

Creative director:

Manolis Zacharioudakis


Pavlos Sergiou


Panos Loumakis

Cast Members:

Erifili Giannakopoulou, Vasia Zacharopoulou, Dimitris Paksoglou

With the participation of ΑΣΟΝ Athens Youth Music Orchestra:

Konstantinos Margaris, Aggeliki Potiri, Kostas Tzekos, Elli Vasilatou

Oper(O) performed in the Music Box of the National Theatre, impressing audiences with their ‘Aesop’s Fables’. Great idea, fabulous performance!

Ν.Μ. Μetropolis, 25.02.2011