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Beware The Prince is Messy at the Greek National Opera

Nikos Kypourgos’s original comic opera, addressed to young and old alike, is titled Beware! The Prince is Messy. It is directed by Thomas Moschopoulos who also penned the libretto, and it will be performed at Olympia Theatre from November 2013 until March 2014.

This ‘opera for children’ is based on the fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen The Swineherd. The story is about a young prince who disguises himself as a swineherd in order to win the affections of a stuck-up princess. In Kypourgos’s version everything has been tweaked and nothing is as it first appears. Everything is topsy-turvy: Princes and princesses who are something of slobs, muddy little animals with many human characteristics, and adults who act like children in the process of growing up. Humour plays with emotion and tenderness with satire.

Moschopoulos returns to the GNO two years after he presented his successful production of Puss in Boots, with the promise of a fun and exciting tale for children and adults with a kid’s heart.

This is the first time that the GNO is scheduling evening performances for an opera written especially for children, as this spectacle is addressed to children and adults alike.

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Beware The Prince is Messy at the Greek National Opera

09/11/2013 - 30/03/2014

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Dates: 09/11/2013 – 30/03/2014. Place: Athens. Venue: Greek National Opera, Olympia Theatre, 59-61, Akadimias St. Start. T.: Morning Performances: 11:00 Evening performances: 20:00

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