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GREEK NATIONAL OPERA / ATHENS

Les Contes d’Hoffmann

Les Contes d’Hoffmann is the highly anticipated new Greek National Opera co-production with La Monnaie in Brussels, ingeniously directed by Europe’s leading opera and theatre director Krzysztof Warlikowski, who takes on the challenge of revealing the essence of a work in which time and space are merely the remnants of a crumbled mosaic. This production is made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) to enhance the GNO’s artistic outreach.

Warlikowski’s staging is driven by the fact that Les Contes d’Hoffmann has a particularly complex narrative, and by the realisation that both score and libretto are without stable structure. These elements provide the director, and audiences, with the sense that the work is open to reinterpretation and redefinition. In an evolution of his signature directorial style, Warlikowski peers at the story of this opera through the prism of the seventh art, drawing inspiration from such cinematic works as A Star Is Born, The Shining, and Inland Empire. The emancipation of an enigmatic and complex woman, the disappointments of an author in crisis, the addictions and subjective delusions - everything here offers itself up for the metatextual exploration of the mysterious interplay between story and storyteller, artist and artwork.

Conductor: Lukas Karytinos Director:
Krzysztof Warlikowski
With the Orchestra, Chorus, and Soloists of the Greek National Opera

From 18/12/2022 to 08/01/2023
Sunday 18/12/2022 at 18:30
Tuesday 20/12/2022 at 19:30
Thursday 22/12/2022 at 19:30
Wednesday 28/12/2022 at 19:30
Thursday 29/12/2022 at 19:30
Wednesday 04/01/2023 at 19:30
Thursday 05/01/2023 at 19:30
Sunday 08/01/2023 at 18:30

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