x

Culture

Christmas at the Megaro with the Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

December 25, 2020

ATHENS – During the holidays, the Megaro Athens Concert Hall and the cultural organization Lykofos bring the magic of Christmas to your screens, with a festive performance and a glamorous cast of protagonists in Christmas at the Megaro with the Tales of Hans Christian Andersen. Maria Nafpliotou, Nikos Kouris, Lena Papaligoura, and George Nanouris bring to life, to the sounds of classical music from the Camerata – Orchestra of Friends of Music, the beloved fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, exclusively for two performances in online streaming from the Christos Lambrakis Hall. The show December 26, 27, and 28, will be screening from 12-10 PM. This show for the whole family is adapted and directed by George Nanouris.

Christmas at the Megaro with the Tales of Hans Christian Andersen includes the musical versions of the well-known tales The Little Match Girl, The Red Shoes, The Princess and the Pea, The Wooden Soldier, The Magic Chest, The Snowman, and The Christmas Tree.

These beloved tales, adapted and directed by George Nanouris, are united in a delightful story and come to life on the stage of the Concert Hall, combining the magic of theater with classical music by the Musicians of the Camerata – Orchestra of the Friends of Music, conducted by Panagiotis Vlachos.

The heroes of Hans Christian Andersen come out of their fairy tales for a while and meet in this family-friendly  show, transporting us to the magic of Christmas, while also reminding us of forgotten values.

Christmas at the Megaro with the Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

Adaptation-Direction: George Nanouris

Cast: Maria Nafpliotou, Nikos Kouris, Lena Papaligoura, George Nanouris

The Musicians of Kamerata – Orchestra of the Friends of Music

Orchestration / Music Direction: Panagiotis Vlachos

Scenery: Mary Tsagaris

Lighting: George Tellos

Illustration / stage objects: Filippos Fotiadis

Production management: Olga Mavroidi

Producer: George Lykiardopoulos

Co-production of the Athens Concert Hall and Lykofos

December 26, 27 and 28, screening available from 12-10 PM.

Pre-sale link: https://www.ticketservices.gr/event/christmas-tales

Ticket price: 8 euros

Performance duration: 80 minutes

The show originally took place in 2017.

RELATED

(THE CONVERSATION/AP) An important piece of early Christian history, the Crosby-Schøyen Codex, is up for auction at Christie’s in London.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

2 Germans, a Spaniard and a Senegalese Killed in Building Collapse in Spain’s Mallorca Island

MADRID (AP) — Spain's National Police on Friday gave details on four people killed when a building housing a bar and restaurant club collapsed on the island of Mallorca.

NEW YORK – The New York Times has reported that “an aide to Mayor Eric Adams who served as his longtime liaison to the Turkish community has turned against him and is cooperating with the corruption investigation into Mr.

BOSTON – Crowds flocked to the Greek Festival of the St.

The news about air travel lately hasn't been pleasant.

Beyond the issues in Crete and our own in America, as we wrote in our ‘Analysis’ in last week’s edition, Patriarch Bartholomew has unfortunately ensnared himself in problems with the majority of local Orthodox Churches worldwide, with few exceptions such as those of Greece, Alexandria, and Cyprus, due to the granting of Autocephaly to Ukraine, which has proven to be ill-timed and ill-suited.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.