Dragon Opera world premiere (Expired)

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The result of a pioneering collaboration between theatrical organizations from Greece, Poland, France and Bulgaria, the rock opera Dragon will have its world premiere from Thursday, September 19 to Saturday, September 21 at the Sti Skia Ton Vrachon (In the Shade of the Rocks) festival and at the Melina Merkouri theatre.

The show deals with frontiersmen – the border guards found in European myths and folklore. It includes relevant social messages for the multi-cultural and inclusive Europe of today, presenting age-old intercultural values in a timely idiom.

Dragon combines live music, song, dance, acrobatics, aerodynamic stilt walkers, circus techniques, marionettes, video installations, floats and fireworks. Much of the story revolves around the legend of Lancelot, who slays the dragon, saves the town and frees his beloved.

Directed by Nikos Chatzipappas.

Libretto: Christina Mpampou Pagkoureli.

Music: Stavros Gasparatos.

Featuring: Krateros Katsoulis, Nikolaos Karagkiouris, Giannis Siamsaris, Marina Satti, John Bicnell, Minos Theocharis, Antonis Pasvantis and Katerina Vardakastani.

Dionyssis Vervitsiotis on violin, Kaiti Pantzari and Elli Filippou on cello and Giorgos Poulios on keyboards.

The show is based on the text by E.L. Schwarz, and it is presented in the English language with Greek surtitles.

Melina Merkouri Rock Theatre

Additional Info

Date: Thursday, 19 September 2013
End Date: Saturday, 21 September 2013
Categories: Exhibitions
Address: 26 Evangelical School, Byronas
District: Central Athens

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