Operatic singing takes a morning TV show by storm
The 3rd Online festival of the Greek National Opera "The Music of Language", curated by GNO Artistic Director Giorgos Koumendakis, was presented from 9 December 2020 to 6 January 2021 and featured five unique short stories that combine the art of the image with the power of music and narrative language through new readings of music works. Through all these works, the festival revealed imaginative ways of transmuting music and language into another form of art through the image, proposing new operatic, inspired film experiences filled with humour and an honest mood of self-sarcasm.
The festival was made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) [www.SNF.org] to enhance the Greek National Opera’s artistic outreach.
At a glance – Synopsis
A light-entertainment TV show comes to shake the morning zone and keep you company with original segments that will both inform and entertain you. Cooking, games with many prizes, astrology, but also unexpected interviews with famous and beloved figures, promise to accompany you and take you on a short journey away from the problems and concerns of everyday life.
Music, of course, could not be absent from such a journey; a faithful road companion through the memories of a sweet (but also playful!) past and the hopes for a better future. But, for the time being, stay tuned and share the joy, the fun, and the liveliness of the creative team and our guests that only GNOod Morning offers!
Based on an idea of mezzo-soprano Margarita Syngeniotou and texts by stand-up comedian and librettist Dimitris Dimopoulos, GNOod Morning draws inspiration from the exaggeration in the presentation of TV morning shows and the exuberance of the operatic stage, and creates a hybrid of language and music that reintroduces already existing music theatre works in a new comic context.
Creative team – Cast
Concept, dramaturgy Margarita Syngeniotou, Dimitris Dimopoulos
Texts Dimitris Dimopoulos
Director Michalis Asthenidis
Piano Nicolas Vassiliou
Host, Scientific collaborator Dimitris Dimopoulos
Chef, Astrologer, Journalist, Grande dame of the stage Margarita Syngeniotou
Telephone intervention Dimitris Paksoglou