A new children’s opera is staged this season at Christmas Theatre in Athens based on the Eugene Trivizas fairy-tale Fricadela, the Witch who hated Christmas. Composed by Alkis Baltas and directed by Fokas Evangelinos.
The orchestra Athens Academica will perform under the baton of the composer Alkis Baltas who will share the podium for some performances with conductor Christos Kolovos.
Fricadela is the Witch who hates Christmas and everything that has to do with the spirit of being good. So, at Christmas Eve when she hears the carols by a group of children she steals their voices and keeps them inside balloons so they can sing no more! The children committed to take their voices back they enter the dark and wicked castle of the witch where they find themselves in all sort of adventures. Fortunately, Maurice the Crow, a beautiful Peacock transformed into a crow by Fricadela because one sunny day he said “Goodmorning” to her, warns them for traps and tricks and helps them to take back their voices. All ends well for all when the Witch finally understands the meaning of being good and the spirit of Christmas.
STAGE DESIGN & COSTUMES
MAURICE, THE CROW / PEACOCK
LIEUTENANT PANTESPANIS / PASTRY CHEF
LOUDMILA, THE SAD CAMEL / FOX / JASMIN MERMAID
THE COURT JESTER / JACK IN THE BOX
More info & Tickets here: https://www.viva.gr/tickets/