23 MAY 2024
Lyrical Theatre


Conductor: Pierre Dumoussaud
Lighting desing: Christina Thanasoula
Répétiteur: Dimitris Yakas
Pénélope: Catherine Hunold
Ulysse: Julien Henric
Euryclée: Anaïk Morel
Eumée/Eurymake: Jérôme Boutillier
Antinoüs: Vassilis Kavayas
Léodès: Yannis Filias
Ctésippe: Florent Leroux-Roche
Pisandre: Anthony Kordopatis
Cléone: Chryssanthi Spitadi
Mélantho: Elana Maragkou
Phylo: Marilena Striftombola
Alkandre/Eurynome: Diamanti Kritsotaki
Lydie/un pâtre: Annie Fassea
In collaboration with the Athens State Orchestra
Athens State Orchestra & City of Athens Chorus 
Opera in three acts 
Concert version 
Mysterious, still transparent, like a child’s eyes: these are the words that philosopher Vladimir Jankélévitch uses to describe the music by Gabriel Fauré. In his mature period, the composer, fascinated by Greek Antiquity, draws inspiration from “Odyssey” for his musical drama “Pénélope”, based on a libretto by René Fauchois. The unwavering loyalty of Pénélope, the return of Odysseus to his homeland and the merry conclusion of the myth after the slaughter of the suitors weave an enticing musical universe, echoing the influence by both Gluck and Wagner.  
Pénélopeis the composer’s only opera and is presented for the first time in Greece: the Athens State Orchestra, within the frame of its collaboration with Olympia, and a brilliant cast of French and Greek singers breathe life to the epic heroes, rendering the subtle psychological nuances of the narrative. Among the artists, Olympia welcomes back conductor Pierre Dumoussaud and soprano Catherine Hunold, after their acclaimed performances in the opera “Soeur Béatrice” by Dimitri Mitropoulos.


23 MAY 2024




Seats with limited visibility €5
Zone D (Students, families with more than 3 children, people up to 25, unemployed, people over 65) €10
Zone C €15
Zone B €20
Zone A €25
Distinguished Zone 40
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