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Ancient and modern ‘Electra’ at Concert Hall April 5, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Ballet Dance Opera.

One of the spring season’s leading cultural events is the upcoming production of Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s “Electra” at the Athens Concert Hall.

The play’s premiere is scheduled for April 20, with additional performances on April 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25.

Directed by Thomas Moschopoulos, with set and costume design by acclaimed Dionysis Fotopoulos and music by Cornilios Selamsis, the cast includes Anna Mascha (Electra), Amalia Moutoussi (Clytemnestra), Maria Skoula (Chrysothemis), Argyris Xafis (Orestes) and Grigoris Galatis (Aegisthus). The play was translated by Koralia Sotiriadou, with lighting by Lefteris Pavlopoulos and choreography by Martha Kloukina.

At the beginning of the 20th century, Hugo von Hofmannsthal revisited Sophocles’ tragedy and staged “Electra” at Berlin’s Kleines Theater in 1903. A study on psychological disorder and obsession, the play is heavily influenced by Freud’s psychoanalytical theories published just a few years earlier.

At the Athens Concert Hall, the “Electra” performances are dedicated to the memory of theater director Marios Ploritis.

Athens Concert Hall,1 Kokkali Street and Vasilissis Sofias Avenue, Athens, tel 210 7282333. For more information > www.megaron.gr.

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