CARMEN IN 20’

In the Athens Concert Hall foyer Οper(O) performed a 20’ show aimed at children based on the children’s chorus “Avec la garde montante” from G. Bizet’s Carmen. In a similar mood, the children imitate and mock the soldiers. In Carmen, Οper(O) turned opera into a game, a party, inviting all spectators to join in.

Director:

Irini Georgalaki

Arrangement - Orchestration:

Nikos Galenianos, Yorgos Ziavras

Conductor:

Yorgos Ziavras

Soloists:

Erifili Giannakopoulou, Charalabos Alexandropoulos, Giannis Selitsaniotis, Lena Sourmeli Choir: Mirto Akrivou, Nikos Galenianos, Vassia Zaharopoulou, Fanis Zahopoulos, Irini Patsea, Irini Perpinia, Natalie Fisher

Orchestra

Violin:

Yaroslav Tokarev

Cello:

Yannis Younis

Flute:

Amalia Kountouri

Clarinet:

Elli Vasilatou

Clarinet:

Kostas Tzekos

Trumpet:

Nikos Kostantellos

Percussion:

Panagiotis Koliavasilis, Isidoros Thimis, Ignatia Iona

Piano:

Nikos Galenianos

From every corner of the hall people started gathering up and a different show started. One could see excitement on the faces of both the young and the old present […]The straightforwardness of opera won over those present and became more accessible, more real. Art won and its revolutionary essence shone in all its glory.

Κ. Samaras, Athens Voice, 22-28.03.2012