The Greek National Opera Ballet would like to announce its third production for the 2022/23 Season: a new production of the ballet Carmen, choreographed by the great Swedish choreographer Johan Inger and first presented by the Compañía Nacional de Danza, Madrid in 2015. On for four performances –17, 18, 19, 20 May 2023– inside the Stavros Niarchos Hall of the GNO at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, and conducted by Ektoras Tartanis. This production is made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) to enhance the GNO’s artistic outreach.
Acclaimed dancer and choreographer Johan Inger –who has carved himself a long and exceptionally successful career, both at Nederlands Dans Theater and at other major European dance companies– created the ballet Carmen for the Compañía Nacional de Danza, where it proved highly popular. Inger took on the challenge and the opportunity of creating a new choreography for Bizet’s heroine –considered a symbol of love and freedom– and his prime concern was to offer up a new take on this famous story. To this end, he decided to focus on the issue of violence, approaching it through the eyes of a child. From this viewpoint, Inger invites audiences to watch the action through a filter of innocence.
In this choreography by Inger, the ballet version of the Carmen story by Rodion Shchedrin – Georges Bizet enters into dialogue with music written by Marc Álvarez. Featuring dramaturgy by Gregor Acuña-Pohl, sets by Curt Allen Wilmer and Leticia Gañán, costumes by David Delfín, and lighting by Tom Visser. The Greek National Opera Orchestra is conducted by the maestro Ektoras Tartanis. With the Principal Dancers, Soloists, Demi-Soloists, and Corps de ballet of the Greek National Opera.
Choreography: Johan Inger
Conductor: Ektoras Tartanis
Dramaturg: Gregor Acuña-Pohl
Music: Rodion Shchedrin – Georges Bizet
Reorchestration of the music by Bizet: Álvaro Domínguez
Music composition: Marc Álvarez
Sets: Curt Allen Wilmer and Leticia Gañán (AAPEE) with studio deDos
Costumes: David Delfín
Lighting: Tom Visser
With the Orchestra, Principal Dancers, Soloists, Demi-Soloists, and Corps de ballet of the Greek National Opera
Choreography: Johan Inger. Conductor: Ektoras Tartanis. With the Orchestra, Principal Dancers, Soloists, Demi-Soloists, and Corps de ballet of the GNO.
Ticket prices: €15, €20, €30, €35, €42, €50, €55, €70 | Students, children: €12 | Restricted view seating: €10
Tickets go on sale 1 February 2023.
- The GNO Box Office at the SNFCC (+30 2130885700 – 9.00-21.00 daily)
Group bookings: +30 2130885742 | www.nationalopera.gr
From 17 May to 20 May 2023