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On demand: Operetta Povera

Watch online on www.nationalopera.grGreek National OperaRecorded at SNFCC, Greek National Opera: Stavros Niarchos Hall, Athens, Greece
Online until Thursday 30 July 2020 20:00 (Athens time zone)
Festival: Online: Exit, Spring

Operetta Povera video-performance is based on a concept of constructing and deconstructing a pictorial frame for popular excerpts of the genre to highlight the surrealistic and undermining world lying under the surface of the stereotypical beauty and convenient nostalgia, through which we are used to read operettas. 

Arias and duets from Greek and Viennese operettas such as Thelo na do ton Papa! (I Want to See the Pope!), I kori tis kategidos (The Daughter of the Storm), O Vaftistikos (The Godson), Picnic, Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow), I Apachides ton Athinon (The Apaches of Athens), are presented in the form of Operetta Povera, with modest means, materials reused in a different context, and with sets and costumes from earlier GNO performances, in a surrealistic take. 

Video duration: 20 minutes

Subtitles: Greek, English


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