Swan Lake Athens Greek National Opera

SWAN LAKE by the Greek National Opera

Where: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)
When: 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31 December 2019
Why Go: See a new choreography of this classic tale

Swan Lake returns to the Stavros Niarchos Hall with a modern choreography from the Greek National Opera’s (GNO) artistic director, Konstantinos Rigos after 10 sold-out performances during its previous season.

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.

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

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.

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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