O Vaftistikos [The Godson]
Megaron – The Athens Concert Hall
Operetta in three acts
The all-time Greek operetta favourite in a new production by the Camerata musicians and George Petrou, in the original version of the 1918 historic premiere.
After the two victorious Balkan Wars, the Greek army fought in the First World War on the side of the allies, in the territory of Macedonia. The entire nation was looking forward to yet another victory! After all this fighting, soldiers and officers are looking for a chance to put aside their military life, and indulge in some lovemaking, getting involved in various escapades with the ladies and singing spirited love songs and an emblematic march. Theofrastos Sakellaridis became identified with this work, and his brilliant melodies remain unforgettable.
Director George Petrou
Set and costume designer Georgina Germanou
Choreographer Mimi Antonaki
Lighting designer Stella Kaltsou
Vivika Eleni Stamidou
Kiki Anna Koutsaftiki
Charmidis Yannis Christopoulos
Zacharoulis Dimitris Nalbandis
Colonel Marios Sarantidis
Kortasis Argyris Pantazaras
Martis Haris Attonis
Chorus master and vocal coach Athanasia Kyriakidou
The Camerata – Friends of Music Orchestra Musicians
Conductors Nikos Laaris
Sung in Spanish and inspired by the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez, Mexican composer Daniel Catán’s 1996 opera focuses on an opera diva, Florencia Grimaldi, who returns to her native Brazil to perform and to search for her lost lover, who has vanished into the jungle.
Organizer: Megaron Athens Concert HallSaturday 09.12.2023, 19:55