Vassia Zacharopoulou

Aesop’s Fables / Onassis Cultural Center

Aesop’s fables

A musical fairytale for singers, orchestra and shadow puppets  by Dimitris Papadimitriou
9-10 March 2013

Onassis Cultural Center / Main Stage
Αddressed to children aged 5-13.

Aesop's Fables
Aesop’s Fables

The Onassis Cultural Centre commissioned Dimitris Papadimitriou to compose a multi-part musical work taking Aesop’s fables as his starting point. The project’s aim is to encourage Greek composers to create a repertoire of such works tackling traditional Greek themes. The work is primarily orchestral, with singers and a narrator bringing the fables’ animal heroes to life using shadow puppets rooted in the Karaghiozis tradition but not limited to it.

Aesop’s fables have travelled the length and breadth of the world. Very different cultures are familiar with his fables, or have tales, stories and humorous narratives based on them. His fables are numerous, and while some are very well-known, others are less so. Composition: Dimitris Papadimitriou

Lyrics & texts: Giorgos Kordellas
Shadow puppet theatre: Ilias Karellas

Vassia Zacharopoulou- soprano
Irini Karayianni- mezzo soprano
Yannis Christopoulos- tenor
Dimitris Nalbadis- tenor
Nikos Spanatis- counter tenor

The Camerata conducted by George Petrou

• Saturday 9 March, at 19:00
• Sunday 10 March, at: 12:00 and 16:00