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a Athens > Septem­ber 15 Herod At­ti­cus The­ater, Diony­s­iou Are­opag­i­tou, Acrop­o­lis

Af­ter 10 sold-out per­for­mances last sea­son, the Greek Na­tional Opera’s Al­ter­na­tive Stage pro­duc­tion of “Ero­tokri­tos” re­turns for one more night, this time at the open-air Herod At­ti­cus The­ater. The mu­si­cal is based on the 17th cen­tury ro­man­tic epic work of the same name by Cre­tan Re­nais­sance poet Vin­cenzo Kornaros, with mu­sic and li­bretto by Dim­itris Maramis, who has set the orig­i­nal 15-syl­la­ble verse to tra­di­tional Cre­tan mu­sic along with jazz and blues. Di­rec­tor Con­stanti­nos Ri­gos, also re­spon­si­ble for the chore­og­ra­phy and stage de­sign, has trans­ported the story of the star-crossed lovers Ero­tokri­tos and Are­tousa to mod­ern times, also us­ing video to em­pha­size the in­ten­sity of their pas­sion. Tick­ets cost 15-55 eu­ros and can be pur­chased on­line (­tion­al­, www.tick­et­ser­ and tick­­ or at the door on the night. The show starts at 9 p.m.

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