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Little Red Riding Hood at the Greek National Opera

The well-known fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood by Charles Perrault, but with a slight twist, will be presented for the first time by the GNO in the form of a children’s opera from November 3, 2012 until April 28, 2013.

This year the GNO’s children’s production is undertaken by a young director, Dimitris Karatzas, who has already demonstrated exceptional talent in the theatre. Last season he directed Xenia Kalogeropoulou’s now classic play Ulyssindbad while in the summer he received glowing reviews for Ibsen’s Little Eyolf, which was presented in the framework of the Athens Festival.

In his version, it is not the wolf that frightens Little Red Riding Hood but the girl who manages to neutralise the wolf by speaking to him about sweets and pastries which make him completely lose his appetite. The music is composed by the American Seymour Barab.

The director comments: “Little Red Riding Hood’s home. The forest. Her grandmother’s house. The clearing with the strawberries. The wolf. The place where the singers prepare. The place where the orchestra prepares. Places and attributes become mixed up in an indissoluble and single whole with successive actions and alternation of roles, so that we can once again become familiar with the story of Little Red Riding Hood, a story of departure from home and all the dangers this entails in a gentle yet at the same time dark way and with all participants – singers, musicians, supers – contributing to the narration of the fairy tale”.

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Little Red Riding Hood at the Greek National Opera

03/11/2012 - 28/04/2013

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Date: 03/11/2012 – 28/04/2013 Place: Athens Venue: Greek National Opera, Olympia Theatre, 59-61 Akadimias str., Athens. Start T.: Please consult the show’s time schedule.

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