September 2, 2022
Greek National Opera Presents World Premiere of “Andrei” by Dimitra Trypani Honoring Andrei Tarkovsky September 25, 27, & 28

ATHENS, GREECE (September 2, 2022) — The Greek National Opera’s 2022-23 season curated by Artistic Director Giorgos Koumendakis will open with a newly commissioned opera, Andrei, by Greek composer Dimitra Trypani. Trypani describes the work as a “sound performance” and “sonic storytelling,” unfolding over eight scenes to create a contemporary funeral liturgy for the celebrated Soviet filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986). The libretto, written by the distinguished Greek poet and journalist Pantelis Boukalas, uses the German text of the Lutheran Requiem Mass in dialogue with fragments drawn from Tarkovsky’s seven feature films. Andrei will premiere in Stavros Niarchos Hall at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens on Sunday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m. with two subsequent performances on Tuesday, September 27 and Wednesday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available now from the GNO Box Office and online via The 2022-23 season, which runs from September 2022 through July 2023, is made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) [] to enhance the GNO’s artistic outreach.

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