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Tribute to Manos Eleftheriou
George Dalaras, Eleni Tsaligopoulou, Christos Thivaios, Martha Frintzila


Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall
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I will leave these orchards, I will take to the alleys of the sea.
The Megaron bids farewell to a poet and lyricist who lives on in our collective memory through his inexhaustible stream of lucid poetic images.

Manos Eleftheriou was born on Syros (12 March 1938). A poet, lyricist and prose writer, he received the State Fiction Award (2005) for The Time of the Chrysanthemums, and was honoured for his overall contribution by the Academy of Athens (2013). He died on 22 July 2018.
The Imaginary Wolf is Manos Eleftheriou’s magnum opus – his personal Nekyia, a descent to the Underworld on his quest for the meaning of time and decay, solitude, the necessity of art. The second part features Eleftheriou’s most memorable poems set to music by great Greek composers –the poet's words that we have been singing, for years now, delivered by the most expressive voices in the Greek music scene.

- The Imaginary Wolf (Manos Eleftheriou - Giorgos Andreou)
First dramatized performance for singers, actors and orchestra, based on the poem by Manos Eleftheriou
Theatrical adaptation - Music composition: Giorgos Andreou

- Eleftheriou’s best-loved songs
A musical tribute to Manos Eleftheriou, featuring seminal Greek songs that have his lyrics

Featuring George Dalaras, Eleni Tsaligopoulou, Christos Thivaios, Martha Frintzila,
Giannos Perlegas (narrator) and a 12-member orchestra

Direction: Dimitris Lignades
Assistant Director: Andreas Andreou
Set & Costume Designer: Eva Nathena