Leonce and Lena


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Greek Festival 2016. Kornelios Selamsis. Leonce and Lena . Büchner’s play is considered one of the most important classic comedies of German Romanticism. The satire’s protagonists are the prince of the Kingdom of Popo, Leonce, and the princess of the Kingdom of Pipi, Lena. Determined to avoid an arranged marriage, the young people resolve—independently of one another—to run away to Italy. Once there, however, unaware of one another’s identities, they fall in love and marry. Charmed by the work, Kornelios Selamsis thought it a perfect match for the operatic idiom; presented as a fully-fledged opera, it has a poetic libretto by Giannis Asteris. Libretto: Giannis Asteris Direction: Argyris Xafis Set Designers: Eleni Papanastasiou, Giannis Kitanis Costumes: Ioanna Tsami Movement: Stavroula Siamou Light Designer: Sofia Alexiadou Répétiteur: Iason Marmaras Assistant to the Director: Konstantinos Kounellas Leonce: Tassis Christoyannis Lena, Rozeta: Theodora Baka Valerio: Haris Andrianos Governess: Lito Messini 8tetto vocal ensemble: Efterpi Katsamatsa, Peny Deligianni, Christina Michalaki (sopranos) Sofia Malama, Antonia Tzitzika, Anna Filandrianou (mezzos) Stratis Stil, Kostas Zambounis (tenors) Nikos Ziaziaris, Elias Kapantais (bass-baritones) Conducted by Giorgos Ziavras


  • Date: 28/7/2016 09:00 PM - 28/7/2016 09:00 PM
  • Location: National Theatre Greece , 22-24 Agiou Konstantinou St 104 37, Athens (Map)

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