Mikis Theodorakis: Beautiful City
Using our great composer’s familiar melodies as a basis for the plot, director George Valaris creates a contemporary Beautiful City—a unique musical, a tribute to Mikis Theodorakis more than half a century after the premiere of the legendary performance in the summer of 1962.
Theodorakis’ own poetry, prose texts written by George Valaris—about such issues of human existence and Greek society as love, emigration, death, and the Greek identity—and the composer’s all-time favourites unite in a modern audiovisual show with contemporary choreography and a minimalist video-art aesthetic.
Music–Poetry Mikis Theodorakis
Concept–Director George Valaris
Prose Texts George Valaris, Stelios Papadopoulos
Choreography Fotis Nikolaou
Set Design–Video Art X Square Design Lab /
Christos Manganas, Christophoros Konstas
Costume Designer Elena Papanikolaou
Lighting Designer George Tellos
The ‘Mikis Theodorakis’ Popular Orchestra
Singers Yannis Kotsiras, Dimitris Bassis
With the participation of Salina Gavala
Guest Appearances (in alphabetical order)
Melina Aslanidou 22 & 23.1
Yota Nega 17.1
Babis Stokas (to be announced)
Eleni Tsaligopoulou 29 & 30.1
With a 10-member cast
Co-produced by Broadwayshow Productions and the Athens Concert Hall
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