Swan Lake Athens Greek National Opera

SWAN LAKE by the Greek National Opera

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Where: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)
When: 20, 22, 27, 28, 29 Dec 2018
Why Go: See a new choreography of this classic tale

Swan Lake comes to the Stavros Niarchos Hall in Athens with a modern choreography from the Greek National Opera’s (GNO) newly appointed artistic director, Konstantinos Rigos.

Swan Lake Greek National Opera Athens ballet

Swan Lake at the Greek National Opera in Athens. Photograph: D.Sakalakis/GNO

The enchanting story of Prince Siegfried, the Swan Queen Odette, the evil wizard Rothbart and his daughter Odile, comes to life through Rigos’ eyes, as he transfers the action to a post-apocalyptic environment, where dancers seem to be environmental refugees at a dried-up lake bed.

This re-worked version allows both the artists and spectators to see another dimension to this classic tale. Featuring GNO Orchestra, principal dancers, soloists, demi-soloists and Corps de Ballet.

Swan Lake Greek National Opera Athens

In 2002, Konstantinos Rigos choreographed an adaptation of Swan Lake titled Swan Memory for the National Theatre of Northern Greece. The performance toured Greece and internationally with great success.

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