The journey

The traveler in the corridor interrupts his wanderings and while pretending to observe the landscape, he sticks his nose onto the window as when he was a child

(Hermann Broch, The Sleepwalkers)

Oper(O) were invited by TEDx Academy Athens to present their own vision of ‘The Journey’, which was the topic of the event in 2012. In collaboration with 70 singers, actors, and musicians, Oper(O) created their version of «Wayfarer’s Songs» (Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen) by G. Mahler. TEDx Academy Athens viewers experienced a unified musical installation aiming to forge an atmosphere of wandering, emotion and introspection created by one single musical installation, which initiated an existential journey to explore who we are, which is our destination and what we carry in our “baggage”.

Director:

Irini Georgalaki

Arrangement - Orchestration:

Nikos Galenianos, Yorgos Ziavras

Conductor:

Yorgos Ziavras

Choreography:

Orestes Carydas

Music preparation:

Yorgos Ziavras, Despina Stefanidou

Set Design:

Katerina Charou

Costumes:

Franca Papandreou, Katerina Charou

Sound engineering:

Thanos Bikos

Singers:

Erifili Giannakopoulou, Eleni Panagiotopoulou, Stamatis Pakakis, Eydokia Moisidou, Nikos Galenianos, Christos Dalianis, Penny Deligianni, Thanos Zisis,Aggeliki – Zoi Karagkouni, Elisavet Papageorgiou, Marialena Politi, Natalie Fisher, Evi Chioti, Nikos Psathas

Actors:

Orestes Carydas, Dimitris Drosos

Orchestra

Flute:

Zaharias Tarpagkos

Oboe:

Kostas Sakarelis

Clarinet:

Elli Vasilatou

Clarinet / Bass Clarinet:

Kostas Tzekos

Trumpet:

Nikos Kostantellos

Piano:

Louiza Koula

Percussion:

Panagiotis Koliavasilis

Violin:

Yaroslav Tokarev

Violin:

Eleni Papadopoulou

Viola:

Yannis Romanos

Cello:

Yannis Younis

Travellers:

Mirka Athanasiadou, Manos Vavadakis, Akis Georgalakis, Katerina Deligianidou, Nantia Diamantopoulou, Stella Elmatzoglou, Chara Zi, Roula Kalavritinou, Antonia Kalaitzi, Anna Livieratou, Mirto Makridi, Maria Malikouti, Aggeliki Mitka, Fotini Mouska,Kostantinos Moutsis, Vaggelis Baltas, Thodoris Baxerlis, Dimitra Bahtsevanidou, Theoni Orfanou, Marilena Orfanou, Lina Panteliadou, Dimitris Papadoloulos, Aimilia Papatheohari,Dimitris Papatheoharis, Despina Petta, Vicky Polihroni, Ioanna Rabaouni, Sotiris Sideris, Natasa Spinthouraki, Thanos Tassopoulos, Anna Tzortzi, Mihalis Hatiris