June 15, 2022
Greek National Opera to Present World Premiere of Angelos Triantafyllou's "Inland" July 8-13

Libretto by Yannis Asteris

Production to include soloists aged 65 and over, two éntekhno (Greek art song) specialists, and GNO’s amateur ensembles—the 65+ Choir and Intercultural Orchestra—performing alongside the GNO Orchestra & Chorus

Conducted by Elias Voudouris and directed by Nikos Karathanos, the performances take place in Stavros Niarchos Hall at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

ATHENS, GREECE (June 15, 2022) — The Greek National Opera presents a new opera by Angelos Triantafyllou, Inland, with four performances on July 8, 10, 12 and 13, 2022 in the Stavros Niarchos Hall at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. Inland, commissioned by the GNO with a libretto by Yannis Asteris, tackles the issue of loneliness faced by older adults. GNO Chief Conductor Elias Voudouris leads the performances which are directed by acclaimed Greek theatre director Nikos Karathanos. Performing alongside the GNO Orchestra and Chorus is a cast of Greek opera singers including four soloists aged 65 and over. Two of the GNO’s amateur ensembles, its Intercultural Orchestra and its 65+ Choir, also perform, bringing the GNO professional and amateur ensembles together for the first time. Additionally, two éntekhno (Greek art song) specialists, Savina Yannatou and Elli Paspala, make their GNO debuts, marking the first time éntekhno—frequently part of the late Mikis Theodorakis’ compositions—is part of a GNO production. Inland is made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) [www.SNF.org] to enhance the GNO’s artistic outreach.

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