Greek National Opera, May 2019
Opera by Nikos Kypourgos
Based on Bost’s satirical Medea, Nikos Kypourgos’ operetta was presented as part of the Summer Nostos Festival 2019. The composer’s goal was to give a new dimension to Bost’s satirical style and unique humor through his music.
Chórεs has the role of the chorus similar to the one in ancient Greek tragedy. The composer’s aim is for the choir to play this role to an extreme degree, as the music pretends to reenact Euripides’ choruses.
From antiquity through to modern times, comedy is used as a means to unite. In this operetta is staged in an odd square full of new sounds and old costumes. The ancient myth is recycled and is empowered in the process. In this operetta Bost’s iambic 15-syllable verse is ideal in expressing the lightness of morality.
Nikos Kypourgos, Lena Kitsopoulou, based on Bost’s Medea
Yannis Skourletis / bijoux de kant
Sets – Costumes
Konstantinos Skourletis / bijoux de kant
Angelos Apostolidis (Fuerza Negra)
George Tellos, Evgenios Tzafestas
Children’s chorus mistress
Chórεs vocal ensemble mistress
Priest Ι – Merchant
Priest ΙΙ – Chanter
Alexandros Skourletis, Michalis Psalydas
Chórεs vocal ensemble
Despina Drandaki, Marina Emmanouilidou, Symela Emmanouilidou, Georgia Zachariadi, Danae Politi, Dimitra Spela, Iris Toula-Gourgiotou, Danae Hanta-Martin
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