"C(H)ŒURS 2020"

12 July 2020 · Athens

Venue Details

Plaka - Akropoli

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Dionysioy Areopagitoy

Due to the ongoing pandemic, all performance dates are subject to change

Opera Ballet Vlaanderen - les ballets C de la B - Alain Platel - Marc Piollet - Athens State Orchestra. Dance set to the music of Verdi and Wagner.

Every new production of the Belgian dance company les ballets C de la B and Alain Platel is a truly unmissable event. Those lucky enough to have attended the 2012 premiere of C(H)ŒURS in Madrid remember an explosive production and a brilliant example of crowd management set to music by Verdi and Wagner. Eight years later, Platel returns with a new, updated version of this performance.

The Chorus and Orchestra of Opera Ballet Vlaanderen will join the dancers of les ballets C de la B on the Odeon stage, jointly comprising an impressively big group of artists. C(H)ŒURS 2020 once again focuses on crowd dynamics, revealing the beauty and power of the crowd and exploring the relationship between individual and society, the fine line between passion and conventions in today’s world.

Music: G. Verdi, Dies irae & Tuba mirum, Messa da Requiem - R. Wagner, Prelude Act 1, Lohengrin & Pilgechor, Tannhäuser - Verdi, Dies irae (repeat) - R. Wagner, Wach auf!, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg – G. Verdi, Va, pensiero, Nabucco - R. Wagner, Heil! König Heinrich! Heil!, Lohengrin (Act 3, Scene 3) & Prelude Act 3, Meistersinger von Nürnberg – G. Verdi, Patria oppressa, Macbeth - R. Wagner, O du, mein holder Abendstern, Tannhäuser (historical recording) – G. Verdi, Prelude Act 3, La traviata, Libera me (excerpt), Messa da Requiem & Prelude Act 1, La traviata

Musical adaptation - Soundscapes: Steven Prengels
Conductor: Marc Piollet
Concept - Directing - Set design: Alain Platel
Sound design: Bartold Uyttersprot
Assistant choreographers: Bérengère Bodin, Quan Bui Ngoc, Romain Guion
Costume design: Dorine Demuynck
Lighting design: Carlo Bourguignon
Chorus master: Jan Schweiger
Dramaturgy: Hildegard De Vuyst, Jan Vandenhouwe

Performers: Reisha Adams soprano, the orchestra of Symfonisch Orkest Opera Ballet Vlaanderen and the Athens State Orchestra, the chorus of Koor Opera Ballet Vlaanderen and the dancers - co-creators Zoë Ashe Browne, Viktor Banka, Bérengère Bodin, Quan Bui Ngoc, Juliet Burnett, Morgana Cappellari, Joseph Kudra, Morgan Lugo, Robert Moore, Aaron Shaw, Shelby Williams, Lateef Williams

Production Opera Ballet Vlaanderen
Collaboration les ballets C de la B

Co-production Festival d’Avignon, Opéra de Lille
Supported by City of Ghent, Flemish Authorities and Belgian Tax Shelter

As part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2020. Dance set to the music of Verdi and Wagner by the Opera Ballet Vlaanderen,  les ballets C de la B, A. Platel, M. Piollet and the Athens State Orchestra

Ticket Details

To be announced.


12 July 2020

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