Agenda 25_31 October

Fall has finally arrived in Athens. Thank God the fashionistas would say, because they have a whole new fall wardrobe to show off. Where? Read this week’s agenda to find out!

Text: Mary Giatra

“Siamo tutti Greci”

 

Sergio Dagradi, Cultural Roots, 2012 

One hundred and twelve artists from Italy join forces in an exhibition at the Benaki Museum in a symbolic gesture of solidarity towards Greece. Acclaimed and younger artists participate in the exhibition either by donating one of their existing works or by creating a whole new project especially for the exhibition. The two countries share common historical and cultural memories that have defined the whole structure of the european civilization. The exhibition opens to the public today, October 25th and at the same time, a silent auction is being organized. After the end of the show, the art works will be  available for 400 EUR each.

For further info visit Benaki Museum.

 

“Odyssey”, by Robert Wilson

The epic work of ancient Greek poetry has inspired the great Robert Wilson whose encounter with Homer is one of the most important artistic events of this season’s cultural calendar. In this story about human adventure and the wanderings of existence that has influenced hundreds of artists around the globe, Mr. Wilson brings his own unique aesthetics. Sensitive, inventive and imaginative, the great american director has saved for you a masterful experience in the theater. The project premieres this Friday, October 26th. Don’t miss it!

Visit the website of the National Theatre of Greece to find out more about the play.

 

“Manon Lescaut” at the Greek National Opera

A passion-filled love story, a dramma lirico in four acts by Giacomo Puccini that reveals his remarkable musical language returns after 26 years as this season’s major production at the Greek National Opera. Based on the moralizing novel by Abbé Prévost, the opera tells the story of the Chevalier Des Grieux and Manon Lescaut and stands out for its intensity and orchestral richness. The stage direction has been undertaken by one of the world’s most important opera directors, Giancarlo del Monaco. The sets of the production have been designed by Nikos Petropoulos who inventively places the action of the opera in a 1960’s film studio. This Friday and Sunday and for a limited number of performances in November.

Get your tickets here.

 

Depeche Mode In-Studio Collage 2012
 

This post concerns every Depeche Mode fan out there! The band has just announced their 2013 worldwide tour in Paris and its second stop is Athens on May 10th. Four years after the sad cancellation of the band’s performance due to Dave Gahan’s health problem, they are finally returning! Since then they are producing a new album which will be released next spring and they have already offered us a small taste with a new song that even though has not been titled yet, we couldn’t be happier to listen to. You can also watch Depeche Mode’s press conference on youtube to find out more about the bands plans and thoughts:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0Hs7vGdOZg